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    Quinn signs same-sex marriage into law

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. “We understand in our state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality. We want to have a new birth of freedom across America … and love is not...

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    Co-workers protest guard’s discipline for inmate escape

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    Several people stood outside the Robinson Correctional Center Tuesday morning in support of an employee facing disciplinary action for the labor day weekend escape of jarred carter. The Illinois department of corrections says a lack of supervision is why carter was able to walk away from the prison. Lareese Olinger says the administration shouldn’t...

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    FEMA begins storm damage assessments

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    Governor pat Quinn has announced that the federal emergency management agency will begin damage assessments today in the Illinois counties devastated by Sunday’s tornadoes and severe storms. The assessments were requested by the governor and will provide the documentation necessary to support a request for federal assistance. Five teams comprising personnel from FEMA, the...

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    Man charged with torturing, taking tenants’ money

    by  • November 19, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who owns a South Side building is charged with torturing his mentally challenged tenants and forcing them to hand over their paychecks to him. Roy Estivez of Calumet City was charged Tuesday with aggravated involuntary servitude, involuntary servitude and aggravated criminal sexual assault. The Cook County state’s...

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