August 15, 2012

Protesters Boo Top Democrats at Illinois State Fair

Unions caused a ruckus on Wednesday at a Democratic rally at the Illinois State Fair. Although labor unions have historically been backers of Democrats, protestors instead booed them, and called Gov. Pat Quinn a liar. 


immigrants stand outside Chicago's Navy Pier waiting for guidance with a new federal program that would help them avoid deportation.
Sitthixay Ditthavong/The Associated Press
August 15, 2012

Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Reprieve

It is estimated that more than a million illegal immigrants could be eligible for a new program available on Wednesday through the Department of Homeland Security. The policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, would let illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. and get a two-year work permit.


Carl Marion of Athens, Ill., pumps water from his 2,000 gallon water tank
Seth Perlman/The Associated Press
August 15, 2012

Well Users Find Faucets Running Dry

After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surprise when they turn on their faucets: The tap has run dry.


August 14, 2012

Will County Pushes Peotone Airport While Jackson’s Absent

On a chilly Saturday morning back in April, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.  stood in the middle of a cornfield in eastern Peotone.  He was there to host a symbolic groundbreaking for a new airport he calls Abraham Lincoln National Airport.


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