Jim Durkin
(Seth Perlman/AP)
August 29, 2013

Durkin New Leader Of Illinois GOP

Republican members of the Illinois House have a new leader: longtime Rep. Jim Durkin of suburban Western Springs.


gun
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August 29, 2013

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.


August 29, 2013

Danville Prison On Low-Level Lockdown

The Illinois Department of Corrections has put part of its prison in Danville on a low-level lockdown after inmates reported flu-like symptoms.


Junior Seau
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August 29, 2013

NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits

The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.


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