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Legislators begin pushing marijuana legalization measures

Legalization continues to gain momentum across the country, with Michigan legalizing at the end of 2018, and Illinois electing a pro-legalization governor in Democrat J.B. Pritzker. In Minnesota, two pro-legalization statewide candidates won 5 percent of the vote in the November election, granting them major party status. But Minnesota opponents are lining up against legalization.
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12-year-old girl dies in 'tragic' snow fort collapse outside of Illinois church

The girl and a 9-year-old friend, who was hospitalized for hypothermia, tunneled through a snow bank while their families were at a church service.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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GOP Lawmaker: ‘This Is An Idiotic Shutdown’

Republican lawmaker Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called the 31-day partial government shutdown “idiotic” in a Sunday CNN interview, calling on his colleagues in Congress “to be adults” and negotiate a compromise. “This is an idiotic shutdown,” Kinzinger said. “The American people deserve far better from those of us that are elected to represent 750,000 people—to be adults, to be grownups, to understand that we’re not going to get our way. This is to Republicans and Democrats by the way. And let’s just ...
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12-Year-Old Girl Dies After Snow Fort Collapses Outside Chicago Church

The temperature at the time was about 14 degrees
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United States: Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Illinois BIPA Suit Dismissed For Lack Of Article III Standing - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

As we previously reported in February 2017, an Illinois federal judge denied a motion to dismiss two complaints brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 ("BIPA")
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United States: Illinois Enacts New Employee Expense Reimbursement Law - Jones Day

The Situation: An amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act ("IWPCA") was signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and took effect on January 1, 2019.
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Girl, 12, dies after snow fort collapses on her outside church in Illinois

Her family was in church while she played outside in the snow. When they found her, she was in cardiac arrest.
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Wieskamp scores 24, No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois 95-71

Freshman Joe Wieskamp matches career high with 24 points, Iowa hits 15 3s in routing Illinois 95-71 for 5th straight victory            [Author: AP]
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Gustafson scores 27 with 12 boards; No. 22 Iowa women win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled past Illinois 94-75 on Sunday. Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a 55-45 lead […]
Tags: News, Sports, Iowa, Illinois, Champaign, Gustafson, Ill AP, Megan Gustafson

Best Auto Insurance Companies

Auto insurance is right up there with health insurance as the type of insurance policy that most draws our attention. There’s a good reason for that too. With tens of millions of cars on the road across the country, the possibility of being involved in an accident is uncomfortably high. Auto insurance not only covers the cost of repairs to your vehicle if you’re involved in an accident, but also pays for damage to the other driver’s car, as well as any potential liability if you’re at fault. For...
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Eastern Illinois comes from 14 down, knocks off Austin Peay

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 27 points with five 3-pointers, Shareef Smith hit the winning jump shot with four seconds left and Eastern Illinois felled Austin Peay, one of the Ohio Valley Conference’s unbeatens, 85-83 on Saturday. Eastern Illinois (11-8, 4-2) was trailing by 14 with just under 10 minutes left to play. […]
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Plane carrying 129 skids off Chicago runway as huge storm hits midwest

One man reported killed on icy roads in KansasStorm could bring up to 18in of snow to New EnglandA plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, following a winter storm that covered many parts of the US midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport as it arrived from Phoenix, Chicago fire officials said. The massive storm whi...
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Walker’s 31 pts lead Kent State past N Illinois 78-68

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kent State used a 50-point second half to beat Northern Illinois 78-68 on Saturday. Antonio Williams scored 13 points with five assists for the Golden Flashes (14-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) and Akiean Frederick scored 12. Kent State won its second straight […]
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Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

Opinion Universal Background Checks Don’t Work, so Why Do We Want More of Them? Fairfax, VA – -( On January 8, 2019, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. A vote on this gun control legislation could take place as early...
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Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Global VC market sees highest-ever concentration of supergiant dollar volume in Q4 2018 SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down as we settle into 2019. There’s already almost $100 million in new VC funding announced,...
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Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot - Inventiva

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot   Inventiva Illinois's startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it's not slowing down as we settle into 2019. There's already almost $100 million in new VC funding ...
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Quest fulfilled? Holy Grail found? 40% crop yield increase really possible?

Regardless of your age, you’ve probably heard of the search for the Holy Grail, or at the very least watched Monty Python’s movie, “Holy Grail.” And while everyone is probably searching for their own holy grail, scientists in Illinois may have just gotten incredibly close to finding the treasure that any crop producer has been searching for. In field testing across two different growing seasons, they showed >25% increase in biomass of pathway 3 plants compared to wild type, and with RNAi produc...
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Laquan McDonald’s Family Says Chicago Police Officer’s Sentencing Was a ‘Slap in the Face’

McDonald's family lamented that Jason Van Dyke's penalty was too light
Tags: Crime, News, Uncategorized, Illinois, Laquan Mcdonald, McDonald, Jason Van Dyke, Onetime, Chicago Police Officer

Winter Storm Causes Hundreds of Flight Cancellations in Chicago

More than 460 flights were canceled Saturday morning at Chicago's O'Hare Airport
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Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced in state court to only 81 months for murder of Laquan McDonald

As reported in this lengthy local article, headlined "Jason Van Dyke given relatively lenient sentence of under 7 years in prison for Laquan McDonald shooting," a high-profile killer seems to get a relative low sentence in an Illinois courtroom yesterday. Here are some of the details: Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of Laquan McDonald, bringing to a close one of the most racially fraught and sociall...
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Laquan McDonald's family laments light sentence given to white Chicago officer

Murdered black teen was shot 16 times by Jason Van DykeVan Dyke sentenced to less than seven years in prisonVideo of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world. Laquan McDonald was killed as he walked away from police. Related: Laquan McDonald killing: Chicago police officer sentenced to nearly seven years Continue reading...
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White Chicago cop who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison

By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM CHICAGO) — The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, bringing an end to a historic case that was centered on a shocking dashcam video and fueled national debates about race and policing and law enforcement’s “code of silence.” Jason Van Dyke was convicted last year of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each bullet he fired at Laquan McDonald. Moment...
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Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.
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United States: Will Illinois Forego The Natural Accumulation Rule In Favor Of A Duty Of "Reasonable Care"? - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

For many years Illinois has followed the "Massachusetts Rule" for snow and ice accumulations. That is, if injury results from the plaintiff slipping and falling on what is deemed a "natural" accumulation
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Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim’s mother thrown out. The suit accuses Jeffrey Reinking of negligence and conspiracy for returning several guns to his mentally unstable son. Illinois revoked Travis Reinking’s […]
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Omaha takes down W. Illinois behind 22 pts from Jackson

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Zach Jackson scored 22 points and KJ Robinson scored 18 and Omaha won its third straight in beating Western Illinois 80-71 on Thursday night. Brett Barney’s 3-pointer capped a 20-10 run to give the Mavericks (10-8, 4-1 Summit League) a 40-28 lead with 2:19 before halftime. Omaha led 45-33 at the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Omaha, Jackson, Illinois, Mavericks, Western Illinois, MACOMB Ill, Zach Jackson, Summit League, KJ Robinson, Brett Barney

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor’s policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action against Illinois. Pritzker, sworn in on Monday, chose an elementary school in Chicago to sign legislation meant to cut down on illegal purchases of […]
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Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.
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Investigators get tips after 40th anniversary of Gacy arrest

CHICAGO (AP) — News coverage of last month’s 40th anniversary of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s arrest has meant dozens of more tips for Illinois investigators trying to identify victims. The Cook County sheriff’s lead investigator tells the Chicago Sun-Times that about 10 of the 25 tips he’s received are worth pursuing. Gacy was convicted […]
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