Illinois budget 10.28.08
Illinois budget 10.28.08
Here are the top Illinois stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Please check www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news in the evening for changes to story lineup, including breaking news.
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GOOD IDEA: Paper sees how smart their readers are with “question of the day.” http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1225159801
REDESIGN: Northwest Missouri newspaper redesigns. Check it out here: http://ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1225044107
HALLOWEEN HOMES: Halloween lovers get creative with decorations, enticing candy seekers. With photos. By Erin Wood, Peoria. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x398384414/Halloween-lovers-get-creative-with-decorations-enticing-candy-seekers
LINCOLN MUSEUM DIRECTOR FIRED: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1588593282/Lincoln-museum-director-fired
STATE BRIEFS: News from around the state. Will be posted this evening.
STATE INVESTMENTS: The Illinois Board of Investment has pulled back a proposed rules change affecting state employees' deferred compensation retirement program to rewrite it. By Doug Finke. Will be posted this evening.
ILLEGAL SIGNS? (w/pic) The split signs Jehan Gordon has with Barack Obama urging people to vote for both of them likely are illegal. Obama's people not happy about this. By Karen McDonald, Peoria. Will be posted this evening.
Photo gallery: The Stacy Peterson case is high profile, but she’s not the only adult missing. Suburban Life Publications. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x635415206/Photo-gallery-Stacy-Peterson-not-the-only-one-missing
U of I Extension parenting Web site wins prestigious award. Suburban Life Publications. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1197762776/U-of-I-Extension-parenting-Web-site-wins-prestigious-award
Birth of rare redhead at Chicago-area zoo spawns orangutan awareness. By Janice Hoppe, Brookfield. With video and pics. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1588593066/Birth-of-rare-redhead-at-Chicago-area-zoo-spawns-orangutan-awareness
Photo gallery: Hay burns near Atlanta. The Courier. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1197762853/Photo-gallery-Hay-burns-near-Atlanta
Magical Macomb: Prestidigitation thrives in Central Illinois town. By Bill Ford. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x635415401/Magical-Macomb-Prestidigitation-thrives-in-Central-Illinois-town
BRITT: Toon on Obama and socialism. Will be posted this afternoon.
MIKE NADEL: Bulls season opener vs. Bucks. Column to be posted about 10:30 p.m.
ILLINI NOTES: A notebook following coach Ron Zook's weekly press conference. Will be posted this evening.
(tentative) ILLINI GYMNASTICS: Possible story on resignation of assistant gymnastics coach who trained Olympians. Will update.