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Illinois: Two Charged with Aggravated Battery of Police Officer, Firefighter

Police in Illinois arrested two suspects Thursday night and charged them with aggravated battery after they allegedly assaulted a firefighter and a police officer. Officers with the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of 11th street around 7:00 p.m., according to WTVO. Rockford is approximately 90 miles northwest of Chicago. The department had…

Two Suspects Arrested for Allegedly Killing Illinois Police Sergeant, Wounding Partner

Authorities arrested two individuals Friday who are suspected of killing an Illinois police sergeant and wounding her partner in a hotel shooting. Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, was killed in Wednesday’s shooting, and her partner, Tyler Bailey, 27, remained in critical condition Friday morning, according to Fox 32. At approximately 9:42 p.m., the pair…

Trump Endorses Illinois Rep. Mary Miller Ahead Of Member Vs Member Primary

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Illinois Rep. Mary Miller Saturday, shortly before Miller announced that she would run against fellow Republican Rep. Rodney Davis to represent the state’s 15th District.Miller, a freshman, currently represents the 15th District. However, in a brutal gerrymander by the state legislature, Miller was drawn into the 12th District, which…

Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Killed While Responding to ‘Motorist Assist’ Call

Wayne County, Illinois, sheriff’s deputy Sean Riley was shot and killed while responding to a “motorist assist” call near the Indiana state line at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Riley responded to the call on I-64 and “when another officer arrived on scene, Deputy Riley was discovered deceased at [the] location,” Tri-State Homepage reported. Riley’s police vehicle was…

Illinois Breaks Record For Population Loss, Out-Migration In 2021

Authored by Bryce Hill via IllinoisPolicy.org,Despite a higher-than-expected 2020 population count, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Illinoisans moving away was the sole reason for the state’s record loss of the equivalent of nearly everyone in Springfield.Illinois’ population declined by a record 113,776 residents from July 2020-July 2021, according to estimates released Dec. 21 by the…

Federal Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Illinois School over Racial Segregation

A civil rights complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education against an Illinois high school after it advertised an allegedly racially-segregated “students of color field trip opportunity.” Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed the complaint Friday against Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois, claiming the school “discriminat[ed] on the basis of…

Illinois County Democratic Party Official Resigns After Calling Sunday Parade Massacre “Karma” For Rittenhouse...

A former official with the DuPage County Democratic Party in Illinois has come under fire for callous comments suggesting that Sunday night's mass murder at a Wisconsin Christmas parade was "karma" for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, according to Fox News.Mary LemanskiMary Lemanski, who was listed as the social media director for the Democratic Party…

Illinois Pension Shortfall Surpasses $500 Billion, Average Debt Burden Now $110,000 Per Household

By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner of Wirepoints (click here for a pdf of the report)Illinois just reached an alarming milestone: each Illinois household is now on the hook for, on average, $110,000 in government-worker retirement debts. That figure is the result of dividing Illinois’ $530 billion in state and local retirement shortfalls among the…

No Sign of Chicago Mask Mandate Ending: ‘Better Sense’ by Thanksgiving

Local health officials in Chicago are showing no immediate signs of lifting the city’s mask mandate, as Dr. Allison Arwady of Chicago’s health department said they will have a “better sense by, I think, Thanksgiving.” “I know there’s a lot of interest in not needing to wear the mask,” Arwady said during a Monday press conference,…

Illinois Democrats Seek To Maximize Their Party’s Seats, Axe Republicans In New Proposed Congressional...

October 15, 2021 5:37 PM ET Democrats in Illinois’ state legislature Friday released a new map that would shore up all of their party’s incumbents in Congress and likely eliminate two of the state’s five Republicans.The proposal would give Democrats a 14-3 advantage in the state, compared to the current 13-5 map. Illinois is one…
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