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Illinois Man Charged for Grabbing Reporter During Live Broadcast

Police arrested 20-year-old Eric Farina after he grabbed a reporter and yelled an obscene suggestion during a live broadcast on Saturday night. WGN-TV reporter Gaynor Hall was doing a live weather report in Shorewood, IL, when Eric Farina charged her from behind, grabbed her body, and shouted “f–k her right in the p—y,” authorities said. Farina…

“It Felt Like A Death”: 20% Of Illinois Restaurants Will Go Out Of Business...

Last week we reported that as much as a quarter of US restaurants will go out of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a forecast by OpenTable, which reported that total restaurant reservations and walk-in customers have fallen 95% over the previous year ending May 13. For restaurant owners in Illinois this dismal…
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Insolvent Illinois May Tap Into Fed’s Emergency Muni Facility

Illinois is insolvent. So what's new? Well, the state's fiscal situation was deteriorating well before the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional lenders have severed ties with the state as local officials struggle in muni bond markets to fund budgets, which has forced them to request funding assistance via the Federal Reserve's new $500 billion Municipal Liquid Facility (MLF), reported Bloomberg. …

Nursing Home Coronavirus Deaths Increase in Illinois; State Reaches One-Day Peak Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a COVID-19 death toll of 192 on Wednesday, a peak for any 24-hour period in the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the state declined to 138, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘They Did It To Me First’ — Rod Blagojevich Knew Exactly What The...

Former Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich says he knew the playbook the FBI was running against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — because they used it on him first. In an exclusive statement to the Daily Caller, Blagojevich explained that his firsthand knowledge of the way the FBI operated in his case gave him…

Illinois’ True Retirement Costs Surge Near 60% Of The Budget

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTlak, JPMorgan's latest pension graphic captures so much of what’s wrong with Illinois’ collapsing finances... Illinois was in an actuarial mess long ago. Covid-19 makes it harder to ignore says Wirepoints. The chart by Michael Cembalest shows Illinois was paying about 25% of its budget for pension costs.  Before Covid-19, Illinois…

Illinois Mayor Who Sent Cops to Break Up Banned Party Finds Wife There

An Illinois mayor who sent the police to crack down on parties of more than ten people during the coronavirus pandemic found his wife at one of those parties. Brant Walker, mayor of Alton, ordered the police to crack down on anyone who violated Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order issued on March 20, which has…

Joe Biden Is Projected Winner of Illinois Primary

Multiple media outlets on Tuesday called the Illinois Democrat presidential primary for former Vice President Joe Biden. The Associated Press called the Illinois Democrat presidential primary for Biden over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). BREAKING: Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Illinois. #APracecall at 7:23 p.m. CDT. #Election2020 #ILprimary https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4 — AP Politics (@AP_Politics)…

Biden Wins!?: Illinois News Station Airs Election Results Day Before Primary

Update (2030ET): Surprise! AP is reporting that Joe Biden has won the Illinois Democratic Primary... just as WCIA reported... yesterday *  *  * An Illinois news station accidentally aired election day results on Monday showing former Vice President Joe Biden winning Tuesday's primary election. Station WCIA aired the results during a Monday showing of The…

Coronavirus: Rod Blagojevich Urges Illinois to Cancel Primaries

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is calling on his successor in the state house to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus by cancelling the state’s primary. Blagojevich, who recently had his prison term commutated by President Donald Trump, issued a statement on Monday urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) to postpone the presidential and statewide primaries…
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