Members of the Illinois GOP are rallying their supporters for Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair one day after demonstrators booed Gov. Pat Quinn at Democratic events. But Republicans are not talking much about the presidential election just a few months away.
Democrats filled a banquet hall yesterday in a raucus event -- frequently evoking the name Barack Obama and getting the crowd riled up.
Republicans organized a much smaller event today with about 100 attendees, mostly county party chairmen.
A new federal wildlife refuge has been authorized along the border between Illinois and Wisconsin. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the establishment of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois during a visit Wednesday to Milwaukee.
Lawmakers earlier this year sent Quinn a proposal that would put new casinos in Rockford, Lake County, Chicago, the south suburbs and Danville. It also would permit up to 1,200 slot machines at Illinois horse-racing venues.
Quinn must either sign or veto that legislation by the end of the month, and he has expressed no interest in signing it into law. His primary objection has been a lack of ethical protections built into the legislation.
That's exactly the same headline as back in May, when the company reported record performance for the second quarter. This morning, Deere reported third -quarter net income totaled $788 million, or $1.98 cents per share, compared to $1.69 a year ago. It's the ninth consecutive quarter the company has reported record earnings. In addition, revenue and net sales jumped 15 per cent in the third quarter.
THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana – Logistics is the backbone of any large-scale operation, and one group of Illinois Army National Guard soldiers is providing that support. Soldiers from the 405th Brigade Support Battalion are currently in Botswana, Africa, supporting Southern Accord 12.
SA12 is a combined joint exercise meant to strengthen the partnership between U.S. forces and the Botswana Defense Force through humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping operations and aeromedical evacuation.
Federal officials have recognized local efforts to improve areas along a northern Illinois river. The Pecatonica River Water Trail improvement is one of 11 projects highlighted by the the Department of Interior.