All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Illinois’

Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Senate

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 four years in the Senate. Just imagine how crazy it would be if Ditka were in the same situation and …

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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 U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000. Daley did not exit quietly and in fact took …

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Kristin Cavallari Fined For Driving Without Illinois License

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 and given a $120 ticket. Cavallari, 26, was driving in the Chicago suburb of Evanston around 11:50 a.m. when she …

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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, creating a huge amount of unpaid tolls. However, the state is hoping that its new strategy will bring a stop …

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Man Pays in Quarters: 600,000 Coins for Settlement

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 he payed part of it back in quarters. Herrin told WSIL TV 3 he chose to pay the settlement in …

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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 $97 billion pension shortfall. He also suspended his own pay. Cutting the pay of lawmakers is an oft-heard fantasy in …

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Illinois: Concealed Carry OK’d by 2nd Prosecutor

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 County, said he would not prosecute anyone charged with the possession of guns in public. Until recently, Illinois was the …

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Illinois: Concealed Carry Bill Confuses State Gun Laws

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 filled with arguments about gun control. Though the legislature did manage to pass a law allowing concealed carrying of handguns …

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$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 to look through them. When he scanned them at a convenience store, he found out he had won $4,850,000. The …

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Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois

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 in Illinois, as defined by the Act, without the required license.” The “act” that they refer to is the state’s …

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Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin

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 any form of anonymity on the internet by requiring that the operators of basically any website on the entire internet …

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ACLU Declares Victory In Police Recording Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois has declared victory in a court case involving Illinois’ eavesdropping statute. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this week overturned a trial court decision and ruled that the ACLU of Illinois could legally record police officers who are performing their public duties. The court case was filed by the …

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