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Hastert Moves Money to Defense Fund

Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 of the money to his legal defense fund. The Chicago Tribune reports that Federal Election Commission records show the indicted Illinois politician closed his ...Read more

No State Budget

Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget. Senators face a tricky vote when they return to the Capitol on Tuesday — whether to reject a pay increase for themselves and violate the state Constitution, as the House already has done. ...Read more

Breastfeeding at Airports

Breastfeeding at Chicago’s two major airports and others in Illinois will soon be easier under a new law endorsed by Governor Bruce Rauner. Rauner signed legislation requiring large airports such as O’Hare and Midway International to have lactation rooms by 2017. Smaller airports in ...Read more

RSS Country Music News

  • Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden” Hitmaker, Dead at 67
    Lynn Anderson, who earned a Grammy with her 1970 hit, “Rose Garden,” died Friday (July 31) in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 67. Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to noted songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Apart from her... […]
  • Size Doesn’t Matter to A Thousand Horses
    It’s been an exceptional year for A Thousand Horses, who have seen most of the U.S. from their tour bus while opening shows in arenas and amphitheaters for headliner Darius Rucker. However, the band got its start in the clubs, and the members say it’s fun to go back to the smaller venues. “It’s awesome,”... […]
  • CMA Songwriters Series Reveals More Than Songs
    When you put four country songwriters up on a stage together and give them microphones, they’re going to do more than play you hit songs. They’re going to let you in on some secrets of the music business. And that’s just what happened on Thursday night (July 30) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago when Brett... […]

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