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City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

City, Mayor Sued Over Arrest of Parody Tweeter

By Josh Wolford June 13, 2014

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), …

Rod Blagojevich Will Have His Day In Court 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 …

Whoa. Amazing Video of the Illinois EF-4 Tornado Whoa. Amazing Video of the Illinois EF-4 Tornado

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 …

Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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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 …

Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage 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, …

Soldier Field Evacuated: Heavy Storm Hits Midwest Soldier Field Evacuated: Heavy Storm Hits Midwest

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 …

Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Illinois Senate Seat Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Illinois Senate Seat

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Mike Ditka revealed recently that he thought about running against Obama in the race for Senate that Obama eventually won. Barack Obama, the former Illinois senator, obviously went on to become the president of the United States after serving for …

Bill Daley Exits Race For Governor In Illinois Bill Daley Exits Race For Governor In Illinois

Bill Daley, a democratic candidate has decided to back out on the race for governor of Illinois. Daley is a lawyer and former banker. He has previously served as White House Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2012 and also …

Kristin Cavallari Pulled Over In Chicago Kristin Cavallari Pulled Over In Chicago

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Kristin Cavallari, former “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” starlet and new wife to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, was “escorted” to a Chicago police station for driving without an Illinois license on Friday. Cavallari was required to post $150 bail …

Scofflaw List Will Be Used To Shame Motorists

Anyone who has driven through Illinois knows how annoying their toll system can be. It seems like you stop everyone mile to pay a little bit of cash. That high level of inconvenience has lead many to simply skip paying, …

Man Pays in Quarters: 600,000 Coins for Settlement
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An Illinois man chose to protest an appellate court’s decision in his own way Wednesday. Dr. Roger Herrin, who lost his son in a car accident in 2001, had to pay back money awarded to him by a judge, so …

Illinois Lawmakers Lose Pay Until They Fix Problems

Earlier this month, the governor of Illinois did something that many people wish could happen to the United States as a whole. He issued an order holding the paychecks of all Illinois lawmakers until they do something to address the …

Illinois Prosecutor Goes Easy on Concealed Carriers

Whether the Governor of Illinois decides to allow it or not, carriers of concealed weapons in two counties of the state will not face prosecution for hiding their guns, according to local prosecutors. Jeremy Walker, State Attorney for rural Randolph …

Concealed Carry Bill Confuses Illinois Gun Laws
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Late last year, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Illinois state ban on carrying concealed weapons. The Illinois state government was given 180 days to end the ban, sending the state legislature into a legislative session …

$4.8M Lotto Winner Found in Cookie Jar

An Illinois man this week is all smiles after finding a winning lottery ticket stashed away in an old cookie jar. According to the Illinois Lottery, Ricardo Cerezo had some old lottery tickets sitting in a cookie jar and decided …

Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois
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Mobile payments startup Square has apparently run afoul of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. In a cease and desist order sent to Square, the Illinois department says that Square is “engaged in the business of transmitting money …

Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, Laugh Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, Laugh
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State lawmakers all across the country busy at work crafting ridiculous, head-spinning laws can take the day off. There is no way they can top this. A new bill proposed in the Illinois State Senate looks to completely wipe out …