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Nik Wallenda Brings Stunt To Chicago – 10/31/14

>>First Lady Stumping For Democrats This Weekend (Moline, IL)  --  First Lady Michelle Obama is stumping for Democrats in Moline tomorrow.  She'll be at the Wharton Field House at 11 a.m.  Mrs. Obama is hoping to energize the Democratic base and get them out to the polls for Governor Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.  All three are fighting to keep their jobs in highly publicized campaigns against Republican opponents. >>Daylight Saving Time…

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Detectives Are Looking For Cop Impersonator – 10/30/14

>>Woman Sentenced To Ten Years For Drug-Induced Homicide (Logan County, IL)  --  A Logan County woman has been sentenced to ten years in prison.  Brook Maaks was convicted of charges connected to a drug-induced murder case.  Prosecutors say she gave a syringe of heroin to Courtney Reves in 2013.  Reves overdosed on the drugs and Maaks was arrested. >>Woman Pleads Guilty To Putting Bomb In Mailbox (Urbana, IL)  --  A Central Illinois woman who pleaded guilty to…

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Billion-Dollar Fertilizer Plant Coming To Tuscola – 10/29/14

>>Sangamon County Unveils Mobile Health Clinic (Sangamon County, IL)  --  Flu shots could be soon coming to you in Sangamon County.  The county's Department of Public Health has unveiled a new mobile health clinic that will provide the shots to single-parent and low-income families.  The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine helped pay for the medical van, along with state grants. >>Billion-Dollar Fertilizer Plant Coming To Tuscola (Tuscola, IL)  -- …

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Gov. Quinn on Ebola Procedures – 10/28/14

>>Gov. Quinn on Ebola Procedures (Illinois)  --  State health officials confirmed yesterday that no one in Illinois is being quarantined or even monitored for Ebola - yet.  Governor Pat Quinn said at a press conference that if anyone deemed to be high risk comes to Illinois - such as someone who had direct, unprotected contact with an Ebola patient - they should be quarantined for 21 days and get checked daily.  Quinn said the situation in New Jersey in which a nurse who didn't…

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State Farm Wants To Use Drones – 10/27/14

>>Quinn, Rauner Head To Church (Chicago, IL)  --  Governor Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are hoping a few last minute visits at black churches will push them over the edge on Election Day.  Both of them attended African American worship services yesterday.  Quinn is trying to protect his base, considering Rauner has snagged the support of a few prominent black ministers in Chicago.  They say they're backing Rauner because Democrats have failed to deliver on jobs and quality…

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Republicans Sue Over Elections Procedures – 10/24/14

>>Republicans Sue Over Elections Procedures (Rock Island, IL) -- Republicans are suing Rock Island County over elections procedures. GOP County Chair Bill Bloom says elections officials are violating state law because they're already opening absentee ballots and running them through the tabulator. He says that could have a negative impact on Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner. Bloom wants a judge to intervene and ensure that the ballots can stay sealed until Election Day. …

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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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