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04/24/2014, 5:23 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - When questions arose about political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, Gov. Pat Quinn's ...
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04/24/2014, 3:27 pm CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in March in 10 of the state's ...
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04/24/2014, 6:20 pm CHICAGO (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.The pediatrician was among three ...
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04/24/2014, 12:44 pm CHICAGO (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to release documents related to ...
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04/24/2014, 12:44 pm DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) The mother of a woman who was killed during a 2007 triple homicide in Danville ...
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04/24/2014, 12:43 pm GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) A state of poet Carl Sandburg has made its first appearance in his native Galesburg. ...
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04/24/2014, 12:43 pm QUINCY, Ill. (AP) Police in western Illinois say a man out with his dog has found skeletal remains ...
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04/24/2014, 12:40 pm NORMAL, Ill. (AP) A former Illinois State University worker who was fired after an incident involving ex-ISU President ...
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04/24/2014, 12:42 pm MARION, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit ...
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04/24/2014, 9:29 am This is an Illinois Exchange story shared by The Quincy Herald-Whig. QUINCY, Ill. (AP) Flanked by her parents, ...
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04/24/2014, 9:29 am MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) A southern Illinois man was sentenced to 100 years in prison after he was convicted ...
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04/24/2014, 9:28 am COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Police in southwestern Illinois are searching for three men who they say stole $31,000 worth ...
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04/24/2014, 9:27 am MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Gov. Pat Quinn says he has 'zero tolerance' for hiring that doesn't follow the rules. ...
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04/24/2014, 9:26 am MARSHALL, Ill. (AP) A 20-year prison sentence has been handed a Casey man who pleaded to attempted murder ...
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04/24/2014, 9:26 am RINGWOOD, Ill. (AP) Ever wondered how wildlife biologists catch and band birds? Now's your chance to see it ...
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04/24/2014, 9:25 am CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's inspector general says the city could be making more than $45,000 if it charged for ...
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04/23/2014, 11:05 pm CHICAGO (AP) Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration became an election-year obstacle for ...
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04/23/2014, 11:04 pm CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's inspector general says the city could be making more than $45,000 if it charged for 19 ...
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04/23/2014, 11:04 pm MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men ...
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04/23/2014, 11:03 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois Republican leaders have introduced a proposal that would force statewide officers to serve a two-term ...
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04/23/2014, 4:26 pm LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) The Illinois State Police says it is investigating the shooting death of a central Illinois ...
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04/23/2014, 3:33 pm CHICAGO (AP) A federal judge says prosecutors can use potentially damaging comments that state Rep. Derrick Smith made ...
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04/24/2014, 9:28 am BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct ...
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04/23/2014, 11:56 am MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) A man accused of killing a Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern ...
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04/23/2014, 11:25 am PEORIA, Ill. (AP) A coroner's jury in central Illinois says a 4-month-old East Peoria girl's death was a ...
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04/23/2014, 11:25 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois agriculture officials say there have been hundreds of cases of a deadly pig virus ...
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04/23/2014, 10:10 am MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) A man already serving a 20-year sentence in an Illinois prison for drug trafficking ...
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04/23/2014, 3:33 pm PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor says he will not bring charges against a man accused of creating a fake ...
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04/24/2014, 9:27 am EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Air Force staffer stationed in Illinois pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that ...
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04/24/2014, 9:40 am MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men ...
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04/23/2014, 8:31 am CHICAGO (AP) The parents of a slain Chicago police officer and a Mississippi gun shop they sued for ...
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04/23/2014, 8:26 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois Department of Human Services says a program concentrating on rehabilitating delinquent youth saved ...
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04/23/2014, 8:26 am GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) The public will get a first look at a 9-foot bronze statue of poet Carl ...
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04/23/2014, 8:25 am CHICAGO (AP) A suburban man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Illinois State Police had unconstitutionally denied him ...
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04/23/2014, 8:25 am GEORGETOWN, Ill. (AP) The family of an eastern Illinois girl who was kidnapped and strangled more than 20 ...
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04/23/2014, 8:25 am EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) A St. Louis woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison after ...
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04/23/2014, 8:24 am CHICAGO (AP) Authorities say one person died after a van collided with an empty Chicago Transit Authority bus ...
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04/23/2014, 12:38 am CHICAGO (AP) A Chicago attorney asked a federal judge on Tuesday to order an investigation into hiring ...
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04/23/2014, 12:37 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois State Fair organizers decided not to overhaul the state's celebration of agriculture and entertainment ...
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04/23/2014, 12:37 am ST. LOUIS (AP) At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting ...
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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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