Illinois

Rod Blagojevich
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July 18, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging President Donald Trump to pardon former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his corruption crimes. Jackson and his son, Jesse Jackson Jr., say Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence was “unfair and unnecessary.” They say he was a governor who “cared for...
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Gun manufacturer and dealer in Illinois
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July 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands state oversight of firearm dealers places “onerous restrictions” that could drive many out of business, officials with the advocacy group announced Wednesday. Under the law, which Democratic Gov...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
July 17, 2019 - 9:50 am
Governor Pritzker signed into law the Illinois' Firearm Dealer License Certification Act . Under the new law, firearm’s dealers will need a license with the state of Illinois, as well as, their already obtained federal license. More than half of the federally license dealers in Illinois have not...
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Ann Wagner and Dick Durbin
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July 16, 2019 - 2:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) is calling today's House resolution condemning President Trump's comments that many are calling racist, "counterproductive," saying it will only foster division, not the unity our nation needs. In a statement emailed to our partner station KMOX ,...
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West Alton flooding along Mississippi River in Illinois
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July 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is urging residents to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s office, the state can qualify...
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July 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is responding to the backlash caused when Confederate Railroad was taken off the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair. The state was concerned about Confederate imagery. Pritzker responded to those who question why Snoop Dogg is still...
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(Dixon Illinois Police Department)
July 10, 2019 - 5:02 pm
(KFTK) - A 49-year-old Illinois woman won't be winning any 'mother of the year' awards. Jennifer A. Janus Yeagerwas arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities say she was spotted driving down Illinois Route 2 in Dixon with her two kids riding in an inflatable pool on top of her SUV. Police says...
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alligator
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July 10, 2019 - 2:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city’s West Side and confirmed that...
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Deon “Strawberry” Hampton of Chicago
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July 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A transgender woman who was battling the Illinois Department of Corrections over alleged abuse while she was incarcerated has been released from prison, officials said Tuesday. Deon “Strawberry” Hampton of Chicago, who was serving a 10-year sentence for burglary, was released Monday...
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Southern rock group Confederate Railroad lead singer Danny Shirley
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July 09, 2019 - 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they’re under Chicago liberals’ thumb of political correctness. The...
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