Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills

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TweetYumThe exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page –Research included watching the virus outbreak movie ‘Contagion’ as ‘field research.’ As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln […]

Romney Projected Winner of Illinois GOP Primary: Media

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TweetYumShareThis Karl Rove buys another state for Mitt Romney and the 1%: CBS News: Romney to win Illinois primary 20 Mar 2012 CBS News projects that Mitt Romney will defeat Rick Santorum and his other rivals to take the Republican presidential primary in Illinois. The estimate is based on early exit poll results and vote […]

Printed Ballots Were Too Wide for Scanners in Some Illinois Precincts

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TweetYumShareThis Printed Ballots Were Too Wide for Scanners in Some Illinois Precincts 20 Mar 2012 Some of the printed ballots in 25 of 110 Illinois jurisdictions were slightly too wide to fit into the optical scanners and will have to be trimmed or hand counted, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The ballot problem threatened to slow […]

Illinois primary pits leaders vs. Tea Party

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TweetYum By Cameron Joseph, TheHill.com The primary battle between Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) has turned into a proxy war between the House Republican leadership and the Tea Party. This is the first election of 2012 to expose the schism between the two wings of the Republican Party, which have fought on […]

Illinois lawmaker proposes strip club tax

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TweetYumFrom CarmiTimes.com SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois lawmaker wants to tax admissions to strip clubs to raise money for sexual assault prevention, arguing that a mix of alcohol and nude dancing contribute to violence against women. Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, is calling for the clubs to pay a $ 5 tax for every customer. […]