Illinois

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August 19, 2019 - 11:01 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is apologizing for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump staged at a weekend fundraiser. WCIA-TV in Champaign reports that the incident occurred Friday night at Chicago Sen. Martin Sandoval’s golf outing in the Chicago suburb...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
August 19, 2019 - 6:42 am
Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval held a fundraiser. This happened. Stay classy. A political fundraiser for @SenatorSandoval simulates an assassination attempt against a mock @realDonaldTrump decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to...
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Charles Glenn sings the national anthem at the St. Louis Blues games
St. Louis Blues
August 15, 2019 - 3:54 pm
MADISON, Ill. (KFTK) — He is a beloved St. Louis icon. He sang the national anthem prior to the puck drop at St. Louis Blues home games for 19 years. And now, Charles Glenn is coming to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on Aug. 24 to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before the...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:52 pm
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Defense attorneys argue a southern Illinois man shouldn't be convicted of murder in a 2-year-old boy's beating death because no prosecution witnesses could say how the child was injured. Gyasi Campbell's lawyers said during closing arguments of his trial Monday that the...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
(KFTK) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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August 07, 2019 - 1:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) - A pair of Illinois Senators are calling on the Commissioner of Major League Baseball to inform fans on which in MLB ballparks are the most dangerous to sit in. A letter was sent Tuesday from Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois, asking that MLB...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(KFTK) - Unmanned surveillance balloons are being launched to conduct "persistent surveillance" for narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats over six Midwest states. Missouri and Illinois are among the states that these 25 high-altitude, solar-powered balloons will fly over possibly...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend — without mentioning two major shootings with multiple deaths in the past decade. The Democrat was asked Monday in Chicago about the shootings in El...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workers will no longer have to disclose their salary history to employers under a new state law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a law barring employers from asking job applicants how much they made in previous jobs. Illinois lawmakers passed two previous versions of...
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July 31, 2019 - 2:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — The St. Louis Cardinals plan to reveal tomorrow, Aug. 1, a new permanent Illinois license plate featuring the birds on the bat logo. In addition to offering Illinoisans another avenue to express their team spirit, money raised from the specialty Cardinals plates will support...
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