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George W. Bush Attending Naperville Book Promotion

Forty-third President of the United States George W. Bush is set to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, Illinois in promotion of his new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father. The biography details the life and career of George H.W. Bush, the forty-first U.S President. 41: A Portrait of My Father was released on November 11, and …

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Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site selection activities, and plans to open its first facility in the state in 2015. It also plans to begin creating …

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City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

The ACLU has taken up the case of a Peoria, Illinois man who is suing the city and its Mayor for violation of his First and Fourth Amendment rights. 29-year-old Jon Daniel is suing Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis (shown above), the city manager, the assistant city manager, the city’s chief information officer, the former chief of police, and two detectives. …

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Police Raid House Over Parody Twitter Account About City Mayor

If you live in Peoria, Illinois, you’d better watch what you tweet about the mayor. Rather, you’d better watch what you tweet as the mayor from a parody account. City police performed a search operation at a Peoria home on Tuesday, confiscating mobile phones and computers said to have a connection to the @PeoriaMayor Twitter account–an account that has been …

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Tornadoes Reported in Mid and Southwestern States: 8

It’s time for one of nature’s biggest blockbuster hits: Tornado Season. On Thursday, the bulk of the Midwestern and Southwestern states experienced high winds and giant balls of hail in one day, and eight tornadoes touched down in Texas, Missouri and Illinois within an three-hour period. According to NBC News, four tornadoes hit Texas on Thursday evening between 6 p.m. …

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Missing SIU Student Likely Froze To Death

The sorrow is almost palpable among those who knew Pravin Varughese. The Southern Illinois University student had not been seen for roughly a week, but it was hoped that he was simply missing and that no harm had come to the 19-year-old student. Hundreds joined in the search, covering much of Carbondale, Ill.in an attempt to find him. His family …

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Missing SIU Student Found Dead In Woods

The desperate search for a Southern Illinois University student who had been missing since last week has ended in tragedy. Earlier today, the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese was found in Carbondale, Illinois. According to police, Varughese was found dead in the wooded area near 1400-block of East Main Street. Prior to the discovery, nearly 200 family members and …

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Rod Blagojevich Will Have His Day In Court

If you thought you’d seen the last of Rod Blagojevich (and his hair) you were wrong. The former Illinois governor had been convicted in 2011 of a variety of corruption charges. The most controversial being his attempts to sell President Obama’s former senate seat. After having spent the last couple of years in jail, he will have a chance to …

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This Video of the Illinois EF-4 Tornado Is as Gut-Wrenching as It Gets

Over the weekend, tornados rocked the midwest – and one of the hardest-hit towns was Washington, Illinois. According to FEMA, more than 1,000 homes sustained damage, and at least 6 people were killed in Illinois. In Washington specifically, at least 120 people were injured. And Washington resident Marc Wells has provided one of the most harrowing eyewitness accounts of the …

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Illinois Legalizes Same Sex Marriage: Signed Into Law On Wednesday

In an effort to join the rest of the states that are becoming more progressive, Illinois has jumped on the same-sex bandwagon. On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn signed it into law, allowing same-sex couples to be married, and enjoy all of the same benefits that heterosexual couples have been getting since the institution of marriage began. The same-sex weddings would …

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Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage

Indiana was one of several midwestern states hit by tornadoes Sunday, and Governor Mike Pence has taken a helicopter tour of Hoosier communities that were hardest hit by the severe weather. Wide swaths of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin saw scores of tornadoes touch down, leaving at least 6 dead. Pence is scheduled to survey Kokomo, …

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Soldier Field Evacuated: Bears And Ravens Game Gets Delayed Due To Weather

In an act of nature, another professional football game has been delayed due to the severe weather conditions, with Solider Field being evacuated during the game that was played on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Chicago. The weather has been having an effect on games more than in previous years, and this is the second time that it has …

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