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  • Illinois budget crisis could shut down Aurora-area road projects

    06/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 23, 2017 | Steve Lord, Rafael Guerrero and Gloria Casas (Aurora Beacon-News)
    It's possible Illinois is about to come down with a statewide case of Seasonal Affected Disorder. The season is construction, which an old joke says is one of two in Illinois. The disorder is the continuing one in Springfield, where the ongoing budget crisis is about to shut down road projects during the height of that season. And the affected are everyone from officials who work to put needed projects together, to the drivers who have to negotiate construction zones and torn up streets. In Aurora, workers last week got the barriers and cones out to reduce Farnsworth Avenue, near...
  • One Shot Solution

    02/15/2017 5:26:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2017 | Phil Massaro
    The Norma Oryx is designed to provide a perfect blend of expansion and penetration, and is available in calibers both popular and rare. Three does jogged across the little valley below me, pausing only to look over their shoulders. It wasn't long – a matter of seconds – before I heard the telltale grunting. He wasn't the biggest buck I'd ever seen, but he had eight points and a big body, and at that stage of the season he was a shooter. Head down, searching side to side, neck swollen, he cruised along giving the does' scent the utmost attention....
  • DCs Transgender Cop Poster Child Turns Out To Be A Pervert

    12/10/2016 6:44:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation Forum ^ | December 9, 2016 | Blake Neff
    n a story published Thursday night, NBC4 News profiled Jessica Hawkins as a police officer who helps build trust in [the] D.C. community due to his work on an LGBT outreach unit. Hawkins, who previously went by Billy, is biologically male but identifies as a woman, and publicly transitioned two years ago. NBC4s story is just the latest positive one about Hawkins, who has also been profiled by NPR, Metro Weekly and other outlets. But a new report by local D.C. station Fox 5 shows another, more disturbing side of Hawkins that hasnt appeared in profiles. According to the report,...
  • LIVE:3 Trump rallies in Ohio 10/27/2016 Springfield @ 1pm Toledo @ 4pm and Geneva @ 7pm ET

    10/27/2016 3:55:23 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 843 replies
    Springfield, OH @ 1pm Champion Expo Center Toledo, OH @ 4pm SeaGate Convention Centre Geneva, OH @ 7pm Spire Institutes Track & Field Building.
  • You Shouldnt Be Surprised by Officers Response to Viral Photo of Young Boy Flipping Off Cop Car

    07/13/2016 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 44 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/13/16 | Jon Street
    My reaction was outrage, Sergeant John Delaney with the Springfield Police Department said. Not as a police officer, but as a parent. The general public doesnt understand. They see the badge. They see the blue uniform. They dont see the person behind it, Delaney told WFSB-TV. We laugh. We cry. We bleed. We die. But Delaney said the vulgar image wont keep him from doing all he can to protect that same child. I would go and rescue that little boy if he was drowning. If he was in a car accident, if he was choking on something and...
  • In Pa., shifting electorate and 'a historic election'

    04/24/2016 12:24:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Updated: April 24, 2016 3:01 AM EDT | Maria Panaritis and Dylan Purcell
    Jim Donnelly is a registered Republican who is disgusted. His lifelong party, he believes, has done little for anyone but the wealthy, the well-connected, and its own leaders. "I'm a strong Republican and this is the worst I've ever seen it," said Donnelly, 73, a retired factory production manager who lives in Lansdale. "In Washington, D.C., and in Harrisburg, the Republicans are only looking out for themselves. I don't see any Republican I like except for Donald Trump - because he says it the way it is." Donnelly has a lot of company in Pennsylvania. For decades, the state has...
  • State Cancels Auto Show

    03/21/2016 7:24:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Alton Daily News ^ | 3/21/16 | Mark Ellebracht
    The Illinois Secretary of States Office has cancelled its annual Vehicle Show and Swap Meet due to the state budget impasse. The event, held in downtown Springfield near the capitol building, usually costs around $18,000 to put on, but is being postponed this year to save money. The show usually draws about 300 entries from car enthusiasts around the state and attracts more than 1-thousand people. The show has been around since 1949 and featured cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, tractors and even recreational vehicles. A spokesman for the Illinois Secretary of States Office says its their hope the show...
  • Bill Cosby's wife files emergency motion to delay deposition

    02/21/2016 1:12:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/21/16
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order. The motion filed late Saturday says the 71-year-old Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case." It argues that her public testimony would create "an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her."
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech in Springfield, IL

    11/09/2015 7:29:49 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-9-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was in liberal Springfield, IL on Monday, November 9, 2015 and gave a speech to thousands of fired up supporters. youtube.com/watch?v=n4IuuBEiDU0
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump in Springfield, IL Discussion Thread [starting now!]

    11/09/2015 4:08:15 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 139 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | 11-9-15 | Right Side Network
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump will be in Springfield, IL on Monday, November 9, 2015. Here are the streams I have found so far: http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-stream-donald-trump-speaks-in-springfield-il/ shift.msnbc.com abcnews.go.com Post more if you find them.
  • CPS continues to fiddle while Springfield burns ( Chicago Public Schools )

    10/12/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Crain Communication ^ | October 10, 2015 | Greg Hinz
    The indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett closes a chapter in yet another sad tale of greedy, cheating city officials. Her lawyer says she has agreed to plead guilty when she appears in court, and I hope the judge throws the book at her. But ethical misconduct is only a part of BBB's legacy. The ex-CEOalong with the rest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crack team at the Board of Educationhas left us with a whopper of a problem that could hit full force as soon as next month. I'm referring to the nearly $500 million hole in...
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Sgt. Sullivan, killed in Chattanooga attack, went to aid fellow Marines when he was fatally shot

    07/18/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 18 replies
    MassLive ^ | 7-17-2015 | Conor Berry
    SPRINGFIELD He was a hero right to the end, according to those who served with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four Marines killed in a deadly attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, in what some officials are calling an ISIS-inspired attack. Sullivan, a Springfield native raised in East Forest Park, was running to save his wounded colleagues when he, too, was shot. He didn't survive. Known as "Gunny" to his fellow Marines, Sullivan "died a hero yesterday," Marine Sgt. Amanda Vincent told Sullivan's family, who gathered Friday at the Hampden home of his parents, Gerry and Betty...
  • Two bodies found in freezer at Springfield home; family members identify couple

    06/25/2015 2:00:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | 6/25/15 | Chelsea Gorrow
    Detectives on Wednesday evening were still in the process of removing evidence, including a number of cellphones, as they worked to determine how two bodies ended up in a chest-style freezer at a Nicholas Drive home. From the doorway where police entered Tuesday to bring a man outside identified as 38-year-old Jeremy Daniel Ringquist a white freezer was apparent as police officers from both Springfield and Eugene went in and out of the garage through a broken doorframe. Detectives also performed a three dimensional scan of the scene, preserving images for future use. As of 5 p.m., the...
  • Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias (Springfield)

    04/07/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2015 10:52 PM EDT
    Voters in Missouris third largest city of Springfield voted Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unofficial final results showed that repeal of the ordinance passed with 51.4 percent of the vote. [] Opponents of the nondiscrimination ordinance have said it violates their freedoms by preventing them from operating a business according to their religious beliefs. Others have said that sexual predators would be allowed to use women's restrooms and have questioned whether discrimination against gay and lesbian residents actually occurs.
  • ILLINOIS GUN OWNER LOBBY DAY Rally and March Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Springfield, IL

    03/16/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Illinois State Rifle Association ^ | March 16, 2015 | Steelers6
    ILLINOIS GUN OWNER LOBBY DAY Rally and March Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Let your voice be heard in Springfield! 10:30 a.m. Doors open - Prairie Capital Convention Center - sandwiches, drinks available at concessions 11:45 a.m. Registration/Rally, Prairie Capital Convention Center 1:00 p.m. March to the State Capitol to lobby legislators 3:00 p.m. Rally at the Rotunda! 4:00 p.m. Buses depart for home (north side of Capitol on Monroe Street) Thank you to those who signed up for a bus to IGOLD. All schedules are being turned in to the bus captains at this time. Let's make this a great...
  • 'Racism is not a figment of our imagination': Springfield (MA) leaders respond to Ferguson report,

    03/13/2015 11:18:44 AM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    ... Bishop Talbert Swan II, pastor of the Spring of Hope Church Of God In Christ and president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP, said the report does not reveal anything new for the African American community. "The report reveals an atmosphere in the city that the majority of the African American community knew existed, but many outside the community were in denial of," Swan said. ... Swan said he wrote a letter to Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in the wake of the Ferguson incident last year requesting that a commission be formed to look at what elements...
  • Springfield (MA) unemployment rate rises to 10.2 percent, regional rate drops to 5.9 percent

    03/12/2015 12:57:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Unemployment in the city of Springfield rose in January to 10.2 percent from a revised 9.4 percent in December 2014. The change was likely a reflection of seasonal hiring trends as stores and warehouses let Christmas season help go. But the city's unemployment rate for January was lower than the 12.7 percent jobless rate recorded in January 2014. And the Greater Springfield regional unemployment rate in January was 5.9 percent, down from 6.3 percent the month before and 7.7 percent a year ago. ... The city of Springfield's labor force was 63,799, down from 64,208 a month ago and down...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Americas Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. militarys last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959the contemporary of the Pentagons first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as Americas battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded itthe shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...