• With no budget, Rauner delivers Illinois State of the State
With no budget, Rauner delivers Illinois State of the State

EMILY MILLER: But I can tell you that from where we are, IL is weak and getting weaker. "New revenue should be a priority instead of holding the state hostage", said SEIU member Leslie Moore. Gov. Rauner is willing to pay high salaries to help him win partisan fights in IL, but he doesn't want workers, especially our public employees, to benefit fr...

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  • Transgender Ill. Girl Scout sells 1000s of boxes of cookies
Transgender Ill. Girl Scout sells 1000s of boxes of cookies

Two New York improve comedians even gave free admission to their January 29th show for any audience members who showed proof of purchasing Stormi's cookies. "So proud to be a part of such a global young woman's story!" the performance group, "Lauren and Caitlin present DATEprov", wrote. "Does a 9-year-old child know for a fact he is transgender?"...

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  • Louisiana three-star DB Josh Perry announces decommitment from Alabama
Louisiana three-star DB Josh Perry announces decommitment from Alabama

That really holds true since offensive line coach Mario Cristobal joined Nick Saban's staff and that will only benefit Lashley in the long run. Alabama is now down to 17 commitments in this year's recruiting class after a long-time recruit backed off his pledge.

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  • Blizzard Warnings Blanket Plains, Midwest
Blizzard Warnings Blanket Plains, Midwest

Typically, heavy snow and powerful northeast-to-north winds occur 90 to 120 miles left of the storm's path. As a result, blizzard and winter storm warnings were posted from eastern Nebraska across Wisconsin.   The Weather Channel reported that flight delays were expected at Denver International Airport on Monday and possibly Tuesday; at the Min...

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  • Two VA Tech Students After Cops Recover Body Of 13 Year Old
Two VA Tech Students After Cops Recover Body Of 13 Year Old

Authorities also wrote in the arrest warrant that Eisenhauer told them the truth would set him free. Monday, the two people police believe are responsible for her what happened to her, made their first court appearance in Virginia . Nicole's classmates were grieving Monday at Blacksburg Middle School, where 10 counselors were brought in to suppo...

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  • Oregon Town Calm After Protests Over Arrests, Killing of Occupiers
Oregon Town Calm After Protests Over Arrests, Killing of Occupiers

Constitution on a large wooden cross planted at the site.  They are upset over law enforcement's fatal shooting Tuesday of an Arizona rancher who participated in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. A serial lawbreaker, for 20 years, Bundy refused to pay the federal government the same incredibly low grazing fees charged all ot...

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  • Groundhog Day 2016: conflicting predictions in Canada
Groundhog Day 2016: conflicting predictions in Canada

Sam and Phil emerged from their burrows and both saw their shadows, predicting a longer winter. Although it was a brisk morning, a sign stuck in the snow outside Sam's shed reading "Yay!" Sam popped out of his burrow at about 8 a.m. Nova Scotia's Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines, who had the honour of releasing a curious Sam from his home...

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  • Taco Bell Teases 'Mystery' Menu Item
Taco Bell Teases 'Mystery' Menu Item

Yes, you have to order the secret menu item before you know what it actually is. The company encourages customers to "Live Más", both through its food and in ways such as its Feed The Beat ® music program and its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation ™.

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  • Iowa 2016: What's The Difference Between A Caucus And A Primary Vote?
Iowa 2016: What's The Difference Between A Caucus And A Primary Vote?

These candidates have failed to get over the bar. The 2008 numbers are unlikely to be replicated this election, though Bernie Sanders has been drawing huge crowds on the campaign trail. This year on February 9, voters will have all day to head to polls and cast ballots directly for their candidate. But, both candidates believe the "eleventh hour" w...

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  • US Military to Standardize Maternity Leave at 12 Weeks
US Military to Standardize Maternity Leave at 12 Weeks

Carter was first asked about expanding maternity leave last September by a pregnant Army soldier, after the Navy had already announced it was going to increase maternity leave from six weeks to 18 weeks. The new policy will be implemented across all of the services, Carter said. "Senior military leaders are on the opposite end of the demographi...

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  • Who Won the Iowa Republican Caucus?
Who Won the Iowa Republican Caucus?

Candidates faced an electorate deeply frustrated with Washington. While the economy has improved under Obama, the recovery has eluded many Americans. By being one of the first states to vote in the presidential election, the Iowa Caucuses , as well as the New Hampshire Primaries will give the public an idea of which direction the election may ...

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  • Delegate tracker for 2016 Presidential race
Delegate tracker for 2016 Presidential race

Clinton is positioning herself as the most qualified commander in chief and the best person to save Obama's legacy. Buttons are displayed at Green County Community Center before Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Palin prompted the audience of supporters in Cedar Rapids. Sam Clovis, Trump's national campaign chairman told CNN Monday th...

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  • Son of Former City Hall Aid Rachel Noerdlinger Charged With Manslaughter
Son of Former City Hall Aid Rachel Noerdlinger Charged With Manslaughter

The stabbing victim, Savion Lewallen, 16, was rushed to the emergency room of Palisades General Hospital, where he died several hours later. Khari Noerdlinger, 19, stabbed another young man involved in an armed robbery attempt in Edgewater on January 31, according to the prosecutor.

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  • Eight states have deadlines this week for presidential primary voters
Eight states have deadlines this week for presidential primary voters

Democratic presidential candidates on the preference primary ballot are Steve Burke; Hillary Clinton; Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente; Henry Hewes; Keith Judd; Martin O'Malley; Bernie Sanders; Michael A. Early voting for the March 5 election will be February 20-27. Voters have until the Wednesday before 5:00 p.m. There is no set end time. "It ebbs and...

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  • Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade
Flint residents warned of lead above filter grade

Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. "There was a failure at the local, state and federal level ", the governor said. In light of the attention toward water problems in Flint , the head of South Lyon's water department said residents can "rest assured" their water is safe.

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  • California braces for series of El Nino storms
California braces for series of El Nino storms

In Los Angeles County foothills beneath wildfire burn areas, residents braced Monday for possible flash flooding and debris flows. The California Highway Patrol said its units responded to dozens of weather-related accidents including a fiery crash on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Emeryville.

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  • Iowa caucus: What's the difference between a caucus and a primary?
Iowa caucus: What's the difference between a caucus and a primary?

Iowans, who will be the first to cast votes on Monday, have a pretty solid track record of predicting party nominees, but not necessarily presidents. Aside from being a hilarious word prime for euphemisms and Tinder opening lines , a caucus is, in its simplest terms, a vote.

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  • Xerox confirms spinoff plans, begins $2.4 billion restructuring
Xerox confirms spinoff plans, begins $2.4 billion restructuring

The document technology segment was $1.9 billion, down 13 percent. Commenting on Xerox's move, Icahn told CNBC , "We think this is a major move and will greatly enhance shareholder value".

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  • Black Drivers More Likely to Get Seat Belt Tickets, Florida Study Shows
Black Drivers More Likely to Get Seat Belt Tickets, Florida Study Shows

Black people were stopped and cited four times more often than white motorists by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in 2011 (the most recent year for which data were reported ), three times more often by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 2014 and 2.8 times more often by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in 2014.

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  • Jailed Oregon standoff leaders won't be released, judge says
Jailed Oregon standoff leaders won't be released, judge says

Armed officers take up defensive positions behind the SUV as it pauses in the center of the road. Finicum, driving a white truck, initially stopped, and one man exited the back of the truck. The FBI and the sheriff urged them to leave. An officer with the Oregon State Police moves a cone to establish a roadblock along one of the routes to the Mal...

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