Illinois considers allowing recall attempts of Chicago mayor – Helena Independent Record

Illinois considers allowing recall attempts of Chicago mayorHelena Independent RecordCHICAGO (AP) — The furor over recent Chicago police shootings has legislators considering whether voters should be allowed to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel or future officials who hold his post. Illinois state law currently addresses only the recall of a …and more »

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Illinois, Missouri assess damage, cleanup after flooding – Kankakee Daily Journal

Illinois, Missouri assess damage, cleanup after floodingKankakee Daily JournalIn southeast Missouri, up to 30 homes and several businesses were damaged in Cape Girardeau, a community of nearly 40,000 residents that is mostly protected by a flood wall. The Mississippi peaked at 48.9 feet Friday night, four-tenths of a foot above …and more »

Embrace transparency, end the secrecy – SaukValley.com

SaukValley.comEmbrace transparency, end the secrecySaukValley.comMost of the year's big stories involved journalists having to dig and wait, dig and wait, dig, wait and demand to get information Illinoisans need to better understand what the state's politicians are up to in our name and with our dimes. In the wake …

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