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09/01/2014, 10:57 am PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the ...
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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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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