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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.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Erika Harold (R-Urbana)
August 29, 2013

Davis, Harold Want More Information About Possible Syria Strike

Washington is considering a possible military strike against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. Illinois’ 13th district congressman and his Republican Primary challenger both say President Obama still needs to make his case for military action.

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