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September 17, 2015

State Panel: Paxton B&B Violated The Law

The Illinois Human Rights Commission said Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast in Paxton broke the law when denying access to a same-sex couple.  Todd and Mark Wathen wanted to hold a civil union ceremony there in 2011.

A woman walks on the U of I campus in Urbana in a February 19th photo.
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September 11, 2015

U of I To Begin Background Checks On All New Hires

The University of Illinois will perform background checks on every new hire, beginning in October. The school's board of trustees voted to approve the policy Thursday at its meeting in Urbana

Elections are usually held on Tuesdays but this week a special general election will be held in west central Illinois on Thursday.  Voters can head to the polls on September 10 to decide a single contest: for Congress in the 18th District.
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September 08, 2015

New Congressman to be Chosen This Week

The district has been without representation in Congress since Republican Aaron Schock resigned at the end of March amid spending scandals.  The special general election pits Republican Darin LaHood against Democrat Rob Mellon, who won their respective special primaries in July.

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