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08/23/2014, 11:32 am ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They ...
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08/21/2014, 8:50 am CHICAGO (AP) The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat ...
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08/19/2014, 4:10 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A newspaper reports that Republican Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) former private equity firm set up investment ...
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08/18/2014, 5:36 pm DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential ...
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08/13/2014, 8:37 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement ...
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07/31/2014, 6:19 pm MOLINE — Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate tore into Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's budget plan Thursday, saying it would ...
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07/31/2014, 8:26 am CHICAGO (AP) The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has ...
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07/18/2014, 1:39 pm PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Chad Grimm of Peoria is the Libertarian candidate for governor. But he's not campaigning so ...
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07/16/2014, 8:55 pm State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, and state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, are both raising more campaign funds than their ...
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07/16/2014, 5:24 pm U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, raised more than $481,000 in the second quarter as she continued to build a ...
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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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