Illinois

Illinois U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski
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July 30, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski is lamenting the level of gun violence in the U.S. after fleeing a gunman during the California festival shooting . Related: At least 5 people hospitalized after shooting at festival Lipinski was at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in...
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alton flooding
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July 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say the Mississippi River has fallen below flood stage in two badly-affected southwestern Illinois cities for the first time in months. The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services says the river measured below flood stage in Alton and...
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July 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) - All single-user bathrooms in Illinois are going to have to be gender neutral, after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law outlawing single user, single-sex bathrooms, Friday. The change likely means a tweak to bathroom signs, which will no longer be able designate a...
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military troops
July 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois National Guard is set to deploy about 400 soldiers to Afghanistan in what officials say is the largest mobilization of Guardsmen and women from the state in nearly a decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that members of the 178th Infantry Regiment that’s headquartered on...
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Jihad Squad meme on Illinois Republicans Facebook
July 24, 2019 - 12:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — The Illinois Republican Party is condemning a social media post attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen. A post up for nearly two days on the Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association page shares a widespread meme featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan...
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July 24, 2019 - 11:54 am
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Democratic chairman of an Illinois county is facing criticism for posting an image on social media comparing Make America Great Again hats worn by supporters of President Donald Trump to Ku Klux Klan hoods. Crain’s Chicago Business reported the Kankakee County Democrats...
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JB Pritzker signing bills into laws
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July 24, 2019 - 11:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed two laws aimed at protecting young immigrants in Illinois, including those whose parents are deported. One law extends the time a child can have a short-term guardian if their parents are detained or deported by federal immigration authorities. The law...
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pregnant woman
July 22, 2019 - 10:35 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will be available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map . The feature shows information on the quality and...
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camera on highway
July 22, 2019 - 10:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois expressways in the Chicago area could get more security cameras soon under a new plan recently signed into law. The push for more cameras follows a recent spike in gunfire along highways. The law is named for postal worker Tamara Clayton who was fatally shot in her...
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