State of Illinois

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Name: State of Illinois
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a mother and three children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train. Coroner Bruce Bowen says 35-year-old Crystal Anna ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Illinois governor's race still a close call

at 4:10 PM CDTWith just days to go until the election, Illinois voters are still unsure of whether to go with red or blue.RealClearPolitics reports Pat Quinn has 45 percent of voters, while Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner has a close 44 percent. Libertarian ... [Published Central illinois News Center - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Pat Quinn, Chad, Elections
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Final weekend of campaigning in Illinois governor race

CHICAGO (WLS) --The candidates for Illinois governor are spending the final weekend before the Nov. 4 election on the campaign trail, working to sway undecided workers.For Quinn, that included an event for newly-hired workers to the CPS safe-passage program ... [Published WLS Chicago - 2 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 5 reports

Three Illinois siblings killed in crash before Halloween parade

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three siblings on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and their mother and brother seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 11 reports

Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Aurora University

AURORA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments totaling $2.1 million for Aurora University. The funds are part of Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, and today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve higher education, ... [Published - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 10 reports

Inmate punches Illinois Judge in the head

An Cook County, Illinois judge is in the hospital after an inmate punches him in the head in the of a courtroom.A sheriff's spokeswoman says 30-year-old Michael Ganter was in court for a hearing on aggravated battery and obstruction charges.When it was ... [Published Fox28 WSJV - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 8 reports

Illinois Inmate Released in Landmark Case

An Illinois inmate has been released in a landmark case. The wrongful conviction suit has apparently gone full circle. On Thursday, law enforcement let a man go free who had been condemned for a double murder in 1982 and stated they thought another individual ... [Published The Guardian Express - 16 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

• Ill. schools report has new benchmarks, assessments

CHICAGO - The yearly report card on Illinois schools released today contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing mo ... ... [Published Burlington Hawk Eye - 13 hours ago]
Entities: Chicago
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 11 reports

ELECTION 2014: Rauner best choice as governor to begin to reverse Illinois' fortunes

ONE THING is clear as voters contemplate who should be the next governor of Illinois: The next four years will be critical in determining whether the state continues to flounder or begins the long road back to being the powerhouse it once was.While many ... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Oct 30 2014]
Entities: Pat Quinn, Elections, Taxes
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 5 reports

Amazon Announces Plans To Invest In Illinois

Posted by Heidi SchwartzPhoto:, Inc. has announced plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. Amazon is beginning site selection activities and it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next ... [Published Business Facilities - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 11 reports

Cronus Chemicals to build $1.4bn fertiliser plant in Illinois, US

Cronus Chemicals is set to build a $1.4bn fertiliser complex in Tuscola, Illinois, US.The Cronus Fertilizers project is said to be one of the largest investments by private firms in Illinois since 1988.The project will support the Illinois region with ... [Published Chemicals Technology - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 7 reports

Illinois woes leave governor race wide open

Federal probes have offered hope to the GOP in the Democratic stronghold ... [Published Financial Times - US homepage - Oct 30 2014]


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