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09/18/2014, 2:27 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian ...
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09/10/2014, 7:17 am CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois governor's race got personal Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took ...
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09/09/2014, 10:10 pm PREEMPTION — The Mercer County Jail expansion has not been a moneymaker for the county, Republican Mercer County sheriff's candidate ...
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09/05/2014, 10:33 pm WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) Democratic Sen. Mark Udall went after his opponent's proposal for over-the-counter birth control Friday, bringing ...
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09/04/2014, 10:25 pm SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An influential business advocacy organization made its first-ever endorsement for Illinois treasurer on Thursday, choosing Republican Tom ...
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09/04/2014, 1:19 pm CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois governor's race has turned to the question of whether a candidate's personal wealth should ...
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09/03/2014, 5:47 pm TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas against three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts ...
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09/02/2014, 5:29 pm ROCK ISLAND - House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer will speak tonight at a private fundraiser for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East ...
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09/02/2014, 5:30 pm ROCK ISLAND - Republican Jim Wozniak is resigning from his job as an assistant state's attorney for Rock Island County ...
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09/01/2014, 10:57 am PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the ...
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08/23/2014, 11:32 am ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They ...
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08/21/2014, 8:50 am CHICAGO (AP) The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat ...
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08/19/2014, 4:10 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A newspaper reports that Republican Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) former private equity firm set up investment ...
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08/18/2014, 5:36 pm DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential ...
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08/13/2014, 8:37 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement ...
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07/31/2014, 6:19 pm MOLINE — Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate tore into Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's budget plan Thursday, saying it would ...
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07/31/2014, 8:26 am CHICAGO (AP) The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has ...
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  Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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