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07/31/2014, 11:21 pm CHICAGO (AP)-- Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on ...
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07/31/2014, 11:18 pm SPRINGFEILD, Ill. (AP) There's a chance you could walk away from the Illinois State Fair this year with more ...
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07/31/2014, 2:22 pm BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) A driver's license office in the northern Illinois city of Belvidere soon may be bounced ...
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07/31/2014, 2:59 pm CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a ...
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07/31/2014, 12:40 pm CHICAGO (AP) Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit ...
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07/31/2014, 12:40 pm CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central ...
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07/31/2014, 12:40 pm MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) A southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend a dozen years in prison for ...
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07/31/2014, 12:39 pm BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) A January trial has been set for a central Illinois man accused in the 2013 ...
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07/31/2014, 12:39 pm ROCHESTER, Ill. (AP) Police say human remains found inside a shed in Rochester are those of a 43-year-old ...
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07/31/2014, 10:21 am This is an Illinois Exchange story shared by The (Bloomington) Pantagraph.   BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — For four days, Danu ...
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07/31/2014, 10:19 am BEND, Ore. (AP) Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who was reported missing from a wilderness program ...
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07/31/2014, 8:27 am CHICAGO (AP) A new bill signed into Illinois law says trained personnel at schools statewide will be able ...
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07/31/2014, 8:24 am CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's workers' compensation insurance rates will drop 5.5 percent next ...
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07/31/2014, 8:23 am INVERNESS, Ill. (AP) The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired ...
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07/31/2014, 8:23 am CHICAGO (AP) — Two members of a notorious unit of Chicago Police officers that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars ...
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07/31/2014, 8:20 am ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) Federal law enforcement officials say they have arrested at least 10 Rockford-area gang members on ...
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07/31/2014, 8:19 am WOODLAWN, Ill. (AP) Repairs to a southern Illinois bridge that collapsed nearly a year ago soon may begin. ...
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07/31/2014, 8:18 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Girl Scouts of Central Illinois are getting a new camp ground. The (Champaign) ...
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07/31/2014, 8:28 am CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 30-year-old suburban Chicago man to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting ...
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07/31/2014, 8:18 am EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Evanston is joining other U.S. cities that have proposed bans on plastic bags because of ...
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07/31/2014, 8:17 am CHICAGO (AP) A Cook County judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 20 years in prison for attempted ...
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07/31/2014, 8:16 am QUINCY, Ill. (AP) An Adams County Jail corrections officer is recovering from injuries after what officials say was ...
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07/31/2014, 8:16 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Budget cuts will force the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency to consider cutting hours at some ...
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07/31/2014, 8:15 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the ...
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07/30/2014, 11:27 pm CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's workers' compensation insurance rates will drop 5.5 percent next year. ...
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07/30/2014, 11:27 pm CHICAGO (AP) Two members of a notorious unit of Chicago Police officers that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars ...
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07/30/2014, 11:26 pm CHICAGO (AP) The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged ...
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07/30/2014, 4:41 pm CLINTON, Ill. (AP) Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to ...
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07/30/2014, 4:25 pm WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) A Waukegan man wants to withdraw the guilty plea entered in connection with the stabbing ...
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07/30/2014, 2:35 pm CHICAGO (AP) Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in ...
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07/31/2014, 8:24 am ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a ...
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07/30/2014, 3:11 pm CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight ...
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07/30/2014, 11:41 am CARROLLTON, Ill. (AP) Authorities suspect an electrical appliance caused a western Illinois mobile home fire that killed a ...
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07/30/2014, 10:24 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant. ...
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07/30/2014, 3:56 pm MARINE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being ...
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07/30/2014, 4:55 pm PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A 35-year-old Palatine man is being held in lieu of $2 million bond on a first-degree ...
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07/30/2014, 8:28 am CHICAGO (AP) A vote by the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee on Tuesday means the city could pay ...
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07/30/2014, 8:27 am EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in ...
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07/30/2014, 8:26 am BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) A Cook County judge is expected to schedule a hearing on whether a suburban Chicago ...
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07/30/2014, 8:26 am BENTON, Ill. (AP) A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused ...
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07/30/2014, 8:26 am CHICAGO (AP) A Chicago teenager charged as an adult has been ordered held without bond in the fatal ...
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07/30/2014, 8:15 am CHICAGO (AP) Federal prosecutors say a suburban Chicago registered nurse who runs a service that sends doctors to ...
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07/30/2014, 8:15 am PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Peoria's 104-year-old Lincoln Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...
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07/30/2014, 8:14 am CHICAGO (AP) Chicago fire authorities say three men have been rescued after their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan. ...
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07/30/2014, 8:27 am BENSENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The quick thinking and loud screams of an 84-year-old Bensenville-area woman has neighbors calling her a ...
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07/30/2014, 8:13 am PANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being ...
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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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