DNC Night 4 Schedule: Hillary Clinton Accepts The Democratic Nomination

The final night of the Democratic National Convention belongs to Hillary Clinton, who will formally accept her party's nomination for president this evening.She's the first woman to ever be nominated for the White House by a major political party, and she'll be introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, to make her historic acceptance speech.Many Senate Democratic women will also speak ahead of Clinton's speech.Singers Carole King, Katy Perry and Sheila E. will also perform.Here is a partial...
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The Illinois Attorney General's office says a settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed.

The two women who sued Duckworth said this week they wanted out of the agreement because they felt the congresswoman was tarnishing their reputations by calling their allegations false.

But Attorney General spokeswoman Maura Possley said Thursday the agreement reached last month with a judge is final.

Dick Durbin said today at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that he’s focusing on the presidential race, and will make an announcement when the election’s over.

“Regardless of whether I run for another office anytime in my life, I am outraged by what I see in our state. I go down to southern Illinois and have Republican mayors tell me the devastating impact of this budget impact on their local economy. Losing jobs, people losing value in their homes, it is unacceptable.”

Illinois Lottery

State officials are officially seeking a new private manager for the Illinois Lottery after moving to terminate Northstar Lottery Group's contract last year.

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the release Thursday of a request for proposal on a 10-year $300 million contract.

He says proposed contract changes eliminate past problems.

Illinois awarded Chicago-based Northstar a contract in 2010. The company was criticized about its management style and not meeting revenue goals.

Under September's termination agreement, Northstar continues operations until 2017.

At the Democratic National Convention this week, Bernie Sanders announced that his successful rival, Hillary Clinton, had adopted one of his most popular proposals: Free tuition at public colleges.

Watching the NBC Nightly News broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired.

  U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says unions are a crucial​ part of establishing a successful middle class. He’s against plans like those promoted by Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.

“These efforts to do away with collective bargaining, and prevailing wage, and the right-to-work-for-less movement is something that I think is frontal assault on the middle class. And that’s why I applaud the efforts of those in Illinois who understand that when unions succeed, Illinois succeeds," he said.  

Rockford To Move Into New PD HQ

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  The Rockford Police Department is set to move into a new District 2 headquarters by the end of the year.

The Register-Star reports the city is renovating the Turner School building at Broadway and 10th Street. 

At a press conference, Mayor Larry Morrisey thanked five local banks for a $10 million line of credit. 

This building will house the investigative unit, and officials hope to have buildings for Districts 1 and 3 open in 2017.   

Democrats called on Americans to reject what they called the politics of fear and division of the GOP and elect Hillary Clinton during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

AP Source: Site For Obama's Presidential Library Chosen

Jul 27, 2016
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A person familiar with the selection process says an exact location for President Barack Obama's presidential library has been chosen. 

The individual tells The Associated press that Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side for the library and presidential center.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the individual wasn't authorized to discuss the choice before a formal announcement.

Illinois Board of Elections officials say Auditor General Frank Mautino didn't file amended campaign disclosure reports and could face a public hearing.  

Election board Executive Director Steve Sandvoss tells The State Journal-Register Mautino didn't file the amended reports by Monday's deadline. The hearing would look into Mautino's use of campaign money while serving in the Illinois House.  

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The final night of the Democratic National Convention belongs to Hillary Clinton, who will formally accept her party's nomination for president this evening.

She's the first woman to ever be nominated for the White House by a major political party, and she'll be introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, to make her historic acceptance speech.

Many Senate Democratic women will also speak ahead of Clinton's speech.

Singers Carole King, Katy Perry and Sheila E. will also perform.

Here is a partial evening schedule, as provided by the DNC:

If you've been watching the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on TV, you've probably seen it happen a few times already: Every few minutes, a fresh wave of brightly colored signs — bearing campaign slogans like "Stronger Together" or "Love Trumps Hate" — spreads across the convention floor like wildfire.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has been in politics since the 1960s, and launched multiple runs for president himself.

In 1992, he ran as the outsider candidate — chastising the incumbent parties that had "failed their duty."

"They've placed their own interest about the national interest," he said during the speech that kicked off his campaign. They've allowed themselves to be trapped and in some cases corrupted by the powerful forces of greed. It's time for them go!"

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