• BREAKING: SCOTUS strikes down portions of DOMA

    by  • June 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Wednesday morning a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act that forbids the federal recognition of same sex marriages for couples residing in states that fail to recognize their union. The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal...

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    Brady to announce run for governor

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois Observer, State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is expected to officially launch his campaign for governor tomorrow, with announcements in Chicago, Springfield, Marion and Bloomington. Brady, who unsuccessfully ran against Pat Quinn in the last gubernatorial election, is scheduled to appear At 3 p.m., tomorrow at the Williamson County Airport Main...

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    ATF investigating Caseyville Police Department

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was investigating the Caseyville Police Department at the time Police Chief J.D. Roth took his life. The Belleville News-Democrat reports it obtained documents from the Caseyville and Fairview Heights police departments noting the investigation. Interim Police Chief Frank Moore says the status of department firearms...

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    Pension crisis hurting Ill. taxpayers

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois is paying the price — in both dollars and reputation — for years of ignored warnings about its pension crisis. For decades, lawmaker have skipped or shorted payments to state retirement funds, creating a $97 billion pension shortfall and giving Illinois the lowest credit rating of any state. That means when Illinois tries...

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