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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    ‘She’s a leader to many of us:’ Dem Party Chair Hernandez respected by colleagues, but others worried she’ll leave their voice behind

    With 14 years of experience in the General Assembly, Rep. Lisa Hernandez (D-Cicero) has been tapped for leadership positions before or asked to make a heavy lift to move a controversial bill through the House. Now as the first Latina to lead the Democratic Party of Illinois, Hernandez must guide the party through its first campaign season without former House Speaker Mike Madi...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Free fun at the fair! Enjoy no-cost activities at the IL State Fair

    The 2022 Illinois State Fair begins next week, on Thursday, Aug. 11, and WMBD is compiling a list of all the ways you can enjoy your time in the fairgrounds without breaking the bank.

     

    Free activities every day

    Dairy Products Building: All things dairy from all over Illinois. See the 600 lb. Bu...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Governor defends SAFE-T Act

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker is defending the SAFE-T Act despite criticisms from law enforcement statewide that it will make Illinois less safe.

     

    The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, or SAFE-T Act, abolishes cash bail beginning in January 2023, overhauls police training, and includes other measures.

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Harness Racing Begins At Illinois State Fair Thursday

    Harness racing will take to the track at the Illinois State Fair Thursday.

     

    There will be a split posttime with races at noon and again at 5 p.m.

     

    Admission is free and pari-mutuel wagering lets horse fans enjoy some of the fi​nest horses in the state and a...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Illinois Playbook: Pritzker’s national strategy

    Trump's 2024 GOP rivals rally behind him after FBI search

    Trump's Mar-a-Lago home searched by FBI in unprecedented move

    GOP polls show House battlefield stretching into double-digit Biden districts

    Why the Trump search warrant is nothing like Hillary's emails

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    News in brief: Demmer worries about retirement tax in race against Frerichs; Democratic candidates ramp up TV advertising

    Republican treasurer candidate Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) is warning Democrats’ budgeting tactics could cause them to push for a tax increase or a retirement tax as his race with Treasurer Mike Frerichs heats up. And more Democratic candidates are hitting Illinois TVs, including the first ad supporting the Workers’ Rights Amendment.

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Republican candidate for Illinois treasurer wants to block taxing retirement income

    In this May 8, 2019 photo, Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, speaks to reporters in Springfield.

     

    (The Center Square) – The Republican candidate for Illinois state treasurer introduced two measures Tuesday he hopes will block any attempt to tax retirement income in Illinois.

     

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Sen. Michael Hastings suing Frankfort police over release of report alleging he abused his wife

    Sen. Michael Hastings during a discussion on health care registry and identity during an April 7, 2022, state Senate hearing at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)

     

    State Sen. Michael Hastings is suing Frankfort’s Police Department and alleges that unnamed employees of the depart...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Darren Bailey says no apology needed for comparing Holocaust to abortion, contends Jewish community ‘told me that I’m right’

    Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey, who faced bipartisan criticism for declaring that Holocaust deaths during World War II paled in comparison with lives lost through abortion, contends Jewish community leaders have told him he was right.

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Ken Griffin talks about the Illinois pension crisis and a once-secret meeting with Gov. J.B. Pritzker

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said you and he met privately and that you agreed to drop your opposition to his graduated tax proposal if he took on pension reform in Illinois. True?

    The Illinois pension crisis is rooted in the issue that politicians o...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Illinois advocates take abortion access fight to the skies for out-of-state clients

    An Oklahoma woman was facing a 10-hour drive to Kansas to have an abortion after the nation's strictest abortion ban became law in her state.

    With the help of a Springfield-...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    'Targets on us just got bigger': Illinois becomes US abortion epicenter after Roe's fall

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. ― One by one, the women walked into the Hope Clinic past a shouting man at the edge of the parking lot, past the security guard booth and through the code-secured front door.

    Most made their way in the July heat up a flight of stairs and through another secured door before checking in for their appointment in a brightly l...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    What does the Inflation Reduction Act do for Illinois?

    Sen. Dick Durbin talks Tuesday about the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and its effects during a press conference outside of the senator's office.

     

    Illinoisans feeling the effects of higher prices at the pump and the grocery store could see relief from the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said duri...   read more >

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