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Breaking News: Illinois Republicans will find it tough to beat the 'Mighty Quinn' in gubernatorial race
Posted by: MrGrassroots SelectMedia

Springfield :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-02-14 05:36:38 -0800 | political-news

The list of political corpses that got in the way of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is very long. In the state Quinn is known as the "Mighty Quinn," after the beautifully written lyrical poem by Bob Dylan and made famous...
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Breaking News: Bruce Rauner campaign ad claiming his wife is a Democrat
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 13:10:00 -0700 | political-news

Bruce Rauner released a video campaign ad designed to run on television statewide, but the commercial makes a questionable claim about his wife, Diana. Rauner won the Republican gubernatorial primary int March and will be challenging the sitting Democratic Gov....
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Breaking News: Illinois governor hopeful Bruce Rauner business deals comes under scrutiny
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Springfield :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-01-21 16:37:47 -0800 | political-news

Bruce Rauner's political troubles are mounting in his campaign to become the Republican nominee in the March 18 Illinois gubernatorial primary. Revelations have surfaced about Rauner and the private equity firm he co-founded in 1980, GTCR. Rauner and his GTCR...
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Breaking News: Enhance children's reading comprehension with online resources
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

Children usually show signs that they want to start reading between the ages of five and seven. There are, of course, exceptionally early readers, but a very young child should never be pressured to begin formal reading lessons. Some homeschooling...
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Breaking News: A woman's tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 2)
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-13 09:13:36 -0700 | your-story

Author's note: This is the second installment of a series. You may access Part 1 here. I had passed on the opportunity to graduate high school at age 16, which I could have done by taking one summer-school class. Yet,...
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Breaking News: Christmas: A pagan holiday evolved into a 'Christian' one
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-30 13:06:41 -0800 | spirituality-religion-news

Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25 because of its pagan origins, but the holiday later became known as Christian. What may be surprising is that there are Christians who do not celebrate Christmas. For some, like members of the Free...
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Breaking News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon take 'jump in the lake'
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-06 14:16:57 -0800 | political-news

The newly crowned host of “The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon, kept his part of the bargain. The deal was this with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Take a "jump in the lake" with him, and he’ll appear on the NBC show....
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Breaking News: Chicago residents demand action after girl raped near school 'Safe Passage'
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-25 06:11:50 -0800 | disasters-news

Residents of Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood met Thursday at the Northwest Side Housing Center to demand police protection. Two days earlier, a 15-year-old girl was raped and assaulted about a block from a school "Safe Passage" route. Garry McCarthy, Chicago...
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Breaking News: America's second Prohibition starting to end
Posted by: Robert Weller

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-22 09:59:07 -0800 | causes-news

The nation’s first attempt to control what people consume ended throughout the country ended on Thursday 80 years ago. Some states had ended it earlier, just as some had started it earlier. Colorado and Washington are leading the way in...
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Breaking News: Obamacare: From success to epic fail
Posted by: preetamkaushik

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2013-12-27 09:21:53 -0800 | political-news

In nerd-speak, Obamacare has become what is known as an epic fail. Something grand and ambitious has suffered ignominious failure, precipitated by matters technological in nature. What tea party Republicans could not do, a Canadian IT company called CGI achieved...
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Breaking News: George Lucas considering Chicago locations for his art and film 'Star Wars' museum
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-19 06:36:04 -0700 | political-news

The city of San Francisco's loss may be the city of Chicago's gain. The iconic film director George Lucas, wants to find a home for building and investing more than $1 billion dollars in a museum to house his formidable...
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Breaking News: Truck crashes into grocery store in Chicago (Video)
Posted by: Adrian Holman

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-19 01:06:30 -0700 | disasters-news

A truck went barrelling out of control earlier today near the intersection of 71st and Martin Luther King Dr. on the South Side of Chicago. The truck hit two other vehicles before crashing into the Farmers Food Basket grocery store....
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Posted by: Jake Brown

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-19 00:58:09 -0700 | sports-news

The Bulls got the matchup they wanted in the first round. They get to play a young, inexperienced Wizards team that isn’t ready for the big stage. While the backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal has been fun to...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-19 00:10:32 -0700 | sports-news

Right-hander Felipe Paulino needed to prove himself to the White Sox on Friday night against the Rangers after a poor start to the season. Instead, Paulino pitched himself out of the game after allowing 10 earned runs in just 3...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-19 04:20:33 -0700 | allnews

At least 9 others were shot, one fatally, across the city since about 7:30 p.m...The West Town shooting happened after an SUV being chased by a Nissan hit a moving truck on Ashland Avenue just south of Grand Avenue. Police...
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