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Bob Kustra spends his time these days spearheading a $175-million fundraising initiative, leading a faculty and staff of 2,400 and rooting for his Boise State Broncos, a top-tier football sensation.
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As this nasty, uninspiring campaign concludes, don't expect Bill Brady to make his best case.
Paul Simon's take on political commercials bears revisiting as yet another niagara of negativism spews from our television sets into our living rooms and dens. How many people would board planes, this extraordinary public servant would ask rhetorically, if airlines sponsored commercials spot…
Consider the civic engagement of our forefathers as you contemplate whether to tune in - at a time of your choosing, in the comfort of your home - to debates featuring men who want to govern our state during the next four years.
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More than a dozen people from the school district, city hall and other groups stood with the police chief at a news conference.
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A Catholic school in suburban Chicago reversed course Tuesday, offering a job to a girls lacrosse coach that had been rescinded when school officials learned the woman is in a same-sex marriage.
MARION — A 44-year-old Marion man has been convicted of sex crimes.
The body was Joseph M. Swift, 37, was discovered during the early morning hours Aug. 29 near 8196 Old Route 13, according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.
Five people are in custody after a report of gunshots fired in Marion and a car chase into Carterville that prompted the high school to go under lockdown Saturday afternoon.
“The testing regimen is there in order to make sure that they’re not entering the institution where they work and spreading COVID-19,” Pritzker said.
The Marion resident on Tuesday announced he's running for the new 118th District seat.
The proposed spending plan and federal relief funds also include more money for police, boosting affordable housing, efforts to clean vacant lots and planting 75,000 trees.