Illinois Budget 12.29.08
Illinois Budget 12.29.08
Here are the top Illinois stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com. Please check http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news in the evening for changes to story lineup, including breaking news.
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State Briefs. News from around the state. Will be posted this evening.
Impeachment: With the governor vowing to fight, fight, fight, an Illinois House committee resumes its investigation of impeachment, but proceedings appear to have been further complicated by Fitzgerald request that the committee not look into the alleged criminal conduct of the governor. Bureau staff. Will be posted this evening.
Who could possibly fill shoes of Colbert and Obama? Knox College starts pondering next commencement speaker. By Galesburg. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1621226927/Who-could-possibly-fill-shoes-of-Colbert-and-Obama
TV trash: Springfield recycling company reports approximately 180,000 pounds of used and not-so-used televisions have been turned in since Nov. 1, which marked the start of a city-backed program intended to divert old televisions from landfills ahead of a February switch to all-digital broadcast signals. SJR. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x946492986/Recycler-gets-about-8-600-TVs-ahead-of-digital-switch
Photos: Globetrotters brighten up the holidays. By the Rockford Register Star. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1621226808/Photos-Globetrotters-brighten-up-the-holidays
Resolution solutions: How to stick to your goals in 2009. By Andrea Zimmermann. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1277298765/Resolution-solutions-How-to-stick-to-your-goals-in-2009
Think you know pop culture 2008? Take this quiz to find out. By Brien Murphy. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1277298782/Think-you-know-pop-culture-2008-Take-this-quiz-to-find-out
Ode to a New Year’s resolution. By Bob Ellis. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x1060488209/Ode-to-a-New-Year-s-resolution
Britt cartoon: Topic TBA. Will be posted this evening.
Jeff Vrabel: Yet another 2008 retrospective. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1060489472/Jeff-Vrabel-Another-2008-retrospective
Michelle Teheux: ‘Welfare kings’ taking the money and running. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/columns/x1060489344/Michelle-Teheux-Welfare-kings-taking-the-money-and-running
Julie Kaiser: Patti's potty mouth. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x946492074/Julie-Kaiser-Pattis-potty-mouth
Editorial: Finding new ways to keep teen drivers safe. By the Peoria Journal Star. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1060489994/Editorial-Finding-new-ways-to-keep-teen-drivers-safe
Editorial: LaHood the right man for the job. By the State Journal-Register. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x946492838/Editorial-LaHood-the-right-man-for-the-job
Editorial: Gov. Blagojevich can handle double duty – he’s had experience. By the State Journal-Register. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x131780234/Editorial-Governor-can-handle-double-duty
Mike Nadel is off today
Illini's Meacham earns player-of-week award. By John Supinie. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/big_10/x1621226859/Illinis-Meacham-earns-player-of-week-award
Big Ten Opener: Illinois starts Big Ten play at Purdue Tuesday. The Boilers, the preseason Big Ten favorites, are getting a boost from freshman point guard Lewis Jackson, the former Decatur Eisenhower star. WIth preview capsule. By John Supinie. Moving this evening.
With the Illini: Illinois isn't the only team that hlped itself heading into Big Ten play. A look at the Big Ten basketball race. By John Supinie. Moving this evening.
Bears season wrapup, focus on the defense, by Matt Trowbridge. Will be posted this evening.
Bears notebook, by Trowbridge. Will be posted this evening.