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10/20/2014, 3:19 pm CHICAGO (AP) — Voters across Illinois are casting early ballots. Early voting started Monday and runs through Nov. ...
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10/20/2014, 11:42 am CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections. Obama voted ...
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10/20/2014, 11:34 am MONTICELLO, Ill. (AP) — Although many high school students in central Illinois aren't legally allowed to vote yet, dozens ...
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10/18/2014, 10:21 pm CAMBRIDGE -- A retired Army man is challenging the longtime incumbent in the Nov. 4 election for Henry County clerk/recorder. ...
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10/18/2014, 8:55 pm As part of an ongoing series, below is the questionnaire answered by the unopposed candidate for Rock Island County Board ...
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10/17/2014, 10:43 pm MOLINE -- Republican legislative candidate Jim Wozniak says state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, should not have paid himself $41,000 in ...
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10/17/2014, 9:35 pm As part of an ongoing series, below are questionnaires answered by the candidates for Rock Island County Board District 5 ...
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10/17/2014, 10:39 pm Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, has a big fundraising lead over Bobby Schilling, her Republican opponent, as the 17th District ...
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10/17/2014, 10:00 am DENVER (AP) — Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and ...
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10/16/2014, 3:52 pm ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that ...
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10/15/2014, 11:25 pm As part of an ongoing series, below are questionnaires answered by the candidates for Rock Island County Board District 14 ...
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10/15/2014, 1:58 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to ...
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10/14/2014, 7:47 pm As part of an ongoing series, below are questionnaires answered by the candidates for Rock Island County Board District 3 ...
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10/14/2014, 2:57 pm DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque doctor who was running as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate was killed when ...
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10/14/2014, 12:04 am As part of an ongoing series, below is the questionnaire answered by the candidate for Rock Island County Board District ...
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10/14/2014, 12:03 am ALEDO -- Three candidates are vying for the office of Mercer County sheriff in the Nov. 4 General Election. ...
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10/12/2014, 11:15 pm As part of an ongoing series, below are questionnaires answered by the candidates for Rock Island County Board District 3 ...
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10/13/2014, 5:00 pm This story was edited Oct. 13, 2013, to remove incorrect information about Mr. Freeman's IMRF status. He does not pay ...
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10/10/2014, 5:59 pm ALEDO — The Mercer County Treasurer's race pits two candidates who say they want to restore the public's trust in ...
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10/09/2014, 10:02 pm PEORIA (AP) — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois' ...
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10/09/2014, 9:34 pm MOLINE - False. Unforgivable. Shamefully misleading. In their only scheduled televised debate, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and ...
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10/09/2014, 3:21 pm PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - With less than four weeks to go in one of the country's most competitive governor's ...
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10/08/2014, 8:02 pm ALEDO -- The race for Mercer County clerk/recorder pits Democratic incumbent Phyllis Bewley against Republican challenger Chuck Gysi. ...
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10/08/2014, 9:09 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Republican Neil Anderson, running against state Sen. Mike Jacobs, says the senator's free membership at Short Hills ...
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10/07/2014, 10:06 am CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is set to attend a Chicago fundraiser and rally for Illinois Gov. Pat ...
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10/06/2014, 10:33 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Tri-City Building and Construction Trades Council and its 19 Quad-Cities- area labor unions have endorsed state ...
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10/06/2014, 3:08 pm CHICAGO (AP) — As voters are beginning to cast their ballots by mail for the Nov. 4 election for ...
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10/03/2014, 9:04 am CHICAGO (AP) In a sign of how close the contest for control of President Barack Obama's home state ...
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10/01/2014, 9:13 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday morning at Augustana College was a one-sided affair ...
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10/01/2014, 8:16 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at Augustana College was a one-sided affair, but only because ...
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10/01/2014, 6:53 am CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to ...
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09/30/2014, 9:59 pm The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting Meet the Candidates forums that are free and open to the public. ...
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09/30/2014, 6:17 pm MOLINE - Republican Neil Anderson, running against incumbent Democrat Mike Jacobs in the 36th state senate district, is making some ...
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09/26/2014, 8:35 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) At least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of Republican ...
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09/26/2014, 8:32 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois battling the nation's worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders ...
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09/23/2014, 5:59 pm WASHINGTON -- With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four ...
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09/22/2014, 11:17 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A Chicago hedge fund manager has donated another $1 million to GOP Illinois governor candidate ...
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09/22/2014, 11:07 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November ...
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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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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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