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Quinn Announces Ebola Task Force – 10/23/14

>>Quinn Announces Ebola Task Force (Chicago, IL)  --  There's a new task force in Illinois designed to help ensure the public health system across the state is prepared for the Ebola virus.  The task force is made up of mostly health care professionals who can lead a coordinated effort to ensure everyone in Illinois receives timely and accurate information regarding any potential threat. So far there haven't been any confirmed cases in Illinois, although at least a handful of…

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Biden In Chicago For Quinn – 10/22/14

>>Biden In Chicago For Quinn (Chicago, IL)  --  Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago stumping for Governor Quinn today.  He's the last of the scheduled heavy hitters to come in and rally the base, hoping to get Democrats to the polls for Quinn.  The governor is in a dead heat with Republican Bruce Rauner.  The election is November 4th. >>Group Wants Supreme Court Justice Off The Bench (Springfield, IL)  --  A group known as "Campaign for 2016" is trying to get…

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Man Sentenced Six Years In Prison For Break-In – 10/21/14

>>Three Boy Scouts And Adult Hurt In Explosion (Raymond, IL)  --  Four people, including three children, are suffering injuries after an explosion Monday night in Raymond.  The incident happened at the Living Center.  Fire officials say the kids were Boy Scouts, who were trying to make a blue flame in an experiment using borax and Heet gas line antifreeze.  The mix resulted in a blast that left the boys and one of their moms with face burns.  Two victims were flown to St. John's…

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Rauner Gets Three Endorsements Over The Weekend – 10/20/14

>>Rauner Gets Three Endorsements Over The Weekend (Undated)  --  Newspaper endorsements seem to be pouring in for the Republican candidate for Illinois governor.  Bruce Rauner has gained the support of the "Chicago Sun-Times," "Champaign News-Gazette" and "Peoria Journal Star."  All of the endorsements came over the weekend and are all calling for a change in office.  The three publications believe a Rauner administration would help speed up the state's economic…

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State Prepares For Ebola – 10/18/14

>>Illinois Jobless Rate Down Again (Springfield, IL)  --  Unemployment in Illinois continues to fall, but is still higher than the national average.  The Department of Employment Security says the September jobless rate was six-point-six-percent, down a tenth of a percent from the month before.  Unemployment has fallen from nine-point-two-percent in August 2013, but remains above the national average of five-point-nine-percent. >>Police Chiefs, Unions Seek Rules For Body…

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Gas Prices Down – 10/17/14

>>Early Voting Starts Monday (Springfield, IL) -- Registered voters can start casting a ballot as early as Monday. They can head out to their county clerk's office during regular business hours to vote. The clerk will hold on to the ballot. It will not be counted until after the polls close on November 4th. >>Quinn Getting Presidential Boost (Chicago, IL) -- Governor Quinn is getting a bit of presidential help as he rounds out the final weeks of his campaign. President Obama…

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Voters Can Change Constitution – 10/16/14

>>Quinn, Rauner Spend 35-Million In Last Three Months (Springfield, IL)  --  Governor Quinn and Bruce Rauner are spending big bucks in their efforts to win in November.  The latest campaign finance reports show that Quinn put out more than 15-million-dollars between July and September trying to defend his job.  Rauner put out more than 20-million.  The two will keep doling out the cash over the next three weeks, hoping to give themselves an edge and win voters over.  Quinn still…

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Six Tornadoes Spotted In Central and Southern Illinois – 10/15/14

>>Quinn, Rauner Spar For Black Voters (Chicago, IL)  --  Black voters are critical in this year's governor's race and the two top candidates know it.  Governor Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner both made strong pitches to win the voters over during last night's debate in Chicago. Quinn had to come clean about why only one-percent-of-all state contracts went to black owned firms last year.  Meanwhile Rauner denied claims that there aren't any African Americans working at his…

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Quinn/Rauner to debate tonight – 10/14/14

>>Quinn, Rauner To Debate (Chicago, IL)  --  The election is just three weeks away and there's still no clear indication on who'll be the next governor of Illinois.  Democratic Governor Quinn is in a tough race with Republican Bruce Rauner.  They're essentially tied in the latest polls.  The two will appear in their second televised debate tonight.  It'll be streamed live on the "CBS Chicago" website starting at 6 p.m. >>Complaint Filed Against DCFS (Romeoville, IL) …

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At least one injured in I-80 crash near Annawan

At least one injury is being reported following an accident on Interstate 80 near the Bureau-Henry County line.  The crash happened this morning and caused numerous delays.  A tanker truck apparently rolled over in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 at Mile Marker 38, about 18 miles west of Princeton.  The driver is reportedly the injured person in the accident.  Traffic was down to one lane and moving slowly as many emergency vehicles were on the scene.  Some reports had traffic backed…

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