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by Mose Buchele
2:38pm
Thu Jun 12, 2008

What You Can Do To Help

The full extent of the damage caused by levee failures in southeastern Illinois is still unknown. Meanwhile, forecasters are expecting more heavy rains over the weekend. If you're outside of the flood zones and wondering what you can do, here are two ideas:

1) Send a ...

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by Mose Buchele
11:49am
Thu Jun 12, 2008

From The Swamp To The Second City

Politico's Ben Smith is reporting that, as part of the effort to integrate the Democratic National Committee with the Obama campaign, large parts of the DNC will be relocating from Washington D.C. to Chicago. It's a new way of doing things and Smith surmises that it could ...

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by Mose Buchele
11:20am
Thu Jun 12, 2008

Meet Bob Abboud

The "Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq" is a well thought-out and carefully articulated proposal to disengage the U.S.
military from the conflict and refocus on diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. The plan has the backing of over 50 candidates running ...

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by Mose Buchele
8:51am
Thu Jun 12, 2008

As Ohio Approves Great Lakes Compact, Some Question Its Worth

With an accord reached Tuesday between Democratic and Republican state lawmakers, Ohio will become the sixth state to ratify the Great Lakes Compact:

Ohio had been a major obstacle to the pact because of a disagreement over whether the plan would inadvertently violate ...

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by Mose Buchele
3:27pm
Tue Jun 10, 2008

On WIND, Dick Morris Suggests Bill Clinton May Have Brain Damage

Dick Morris isn't a doctor. He just plays one on morning talk radio.

A former Clinton operative, Morris broke ties with the president in 1996 and went on to make a career of bashing the Clintons as a conservative pundit. Earlier today on WIND's John & Cisco In The ...

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by Mose Buchele
1:06pm
Tue Jun 10, 2008

Levees Failing In Southern Illinois

While we've heard a lot about floods brought on by recent storms in Indiana and Wisconsin, little has been said about the effects of heavy rains in Illinois (we've been focusing more on twisters). Well, that changed today:

Officials tell the Lawrenceville Daily ...

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by Mose Buchele
9:34am
Tue Jun 10, 2008

Robo Call Alert: Illinois Targeted by Freedom's Watch

A heads up from the AP: the GOP group Freedom's Watch will be treating the Prairie State to an "onslaught" of robocalls targeting Barack Obama and opposing the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. From the looks of it, the calls feature all the usual scare ...

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by Mose Buchele
5:20pm
Mon Jun 9, 2008

Senator Emanuel?

Citing one of his infamous unnamed sources, syndicated columnist Robert Novak wrote on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted to see Rahm Emanuel take over as Illinois' junior senator if Barack Obama is elected president.

According to Novak, Emanuel expressed ...

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by Mose Buchele
12:30pm
Mon Jun 9, 2008

Foster Uniquely Positioned to Champion Science Funding

Treated more or less as a novelty during his successful campaign for Congress, Bill Foster's background as a particle physicist is playing an increasingly important role in his representation of the 14th District. Specifically, Foster's scientific background has ...

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by Mose Buchele
10:06am
Fri Jun 6, 2008

How Times Have Changed ...

Today, The Politico published an interview with 8th District Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean. When asked how long she's known Barack Obama, she offered up these memories:

Bean: For years. He and I were on the campaign trail together because we came to Congress ...

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