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SI.com: Adrian Dater: Young Oilers summon great memoriesupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 13:41:00

Nobody wants to go there. Nobody dares to go there. But you're just a little bit tempted to go there. Really, though, it isn't a good idea.

Feds nab 2,400 in illegal immigrant stingupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:02:00

Federal officials announced Tuesday the arrests of more than 2,400 illegal immigrants in a seven-day crackdown targeting those who are convicted criminals.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Vancouver goes Canuck crazy, buzzing in hopes of a franchise firstupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 13:40:00

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- In the front lobby of Rogers Arena, a mural of a timeline adorns the far wall, mapping out the history of the Canucks. But besides the formation of the franchise in 1970 and the building of its arena in 1995, just two milestone years seem to be worth noting: 1982 and 1994.

CNNMoney: Caterpillar CEO: Illinois budget hurts businessupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 08:08:00

Illinois recently passed a budget that ticked off a lot of business people because it raised taxes on companies and individuals.

Ohio uses new, untested drug to execute death row inmateupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 21:37:00

An Ohio death row inmate was executed Thursday with a new single-drug method, using a chemical commonly employed to euthanize animals but never tested on humans for such a purpose.

Illinois abolishes death penaltyupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 18:06:00

Illinois put an end to capital punishment Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the practice and commuting the sentences of his state's remaining death row inmates.

Illinois governor ends death penaltyupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 18:06:00

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says abolishing the state's death penalty was the most difficult decision he's ever made.

CNNMoney: Illinois governor proposes borrowing $8.7 billionupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 17:42:00

A month after Illinois lawmakers approved a massive tax hike, Gov. Pat Quinn unveiled Wednesday a $35.4 billion budget that depends on state lawmakers approving $8.75 billion in borrowing largely to clear a towering stack of unpaid bills.

Fortune: Political gridlock railroads high-speed trainsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 11:45:00

Whether or not a multi-billion-dollar high-speed rail project is good for the nation, the current political schizophrenia over its funding is causing rail companies lot of pain.

Quick shots: Obama should steer clear of Emanuelupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 14:15:00

Editor's note: There are 26 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Fortune: Bad credit, no job?updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 08:37:00

Dear Annie: I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. I just came from a job interview -- my first in 4 months, despite pounding the pavement every day -- where the interviewer asked me to sign a form permitting the company to contact any or all of the three major credit bureaus for my current and past credit scores.

CNNMoney: Illinois: Our very own Greece?updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 12:11:00

Just two weeks after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn chopped $1.4 billion from the budget, the cash-strapped state is turning to the debt markets to get it through the fiscal year.

Danger, winter sports evolve neck-and-neck, experts sayupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 20:23:00

Changes to the Winter Olympics have raised questions about safety, but experts say the games' transformations mark a natural evolution rather than an attempt to make competitions more dangerous and exciting.

Olympic luger dies in practiceupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 20:23:00

A Georgian luger was killed during Olympic practice. CNN's Mark McKay reports.

Many in Illinois town hope locating Gitmo detainees there helps businessupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 22:56:00

People who live in the northern Illinois town of Thomson are happy that Guantanamo Bay detainees could soon be transferred to a correctional facility there.

Some Guantanamo detainees to be moved to Illinoisupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 18:12:00

Some terrorism suspects held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to an Illinois prison that the federal government will buy to hold them, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

Holding Gitmo inmates would be economic boost, Illinois officials sayupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 18:32:00

A proposal to house federal prisoners, including some detainees from Guantanamo Bay, in a largely vacant maximum-security prison would be an economic boost to struggling northern Illinois, state officials said Sunday.

Lawmakers tour Illinois prisonupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 18:32:00

Federal officials toured an Illinois prison that could one day house Guantanamo detainees. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

Illinois to ban texting while drivingupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 17:16:00

Illinois will become the 17th state on Thursday to ban texting while driving, a safety worry that has caught the attention of the federal government.

SI.com: Farber: Flame coolly damns Keenan, moreupdated: Wed May 27 2009 15:15:00

For Mike Keenan, eight might finally be enough.

CNNMoney: States: It's taxes, taxes and more taxesupdated: Wed May 20 2009 17:03:00

Facing mounting budget deficits and seeing few areas left to cut spending, states increasingly are turning to the only option they have left: raising taxes.

Schools in 3 states closer to getting stimulus moneyupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 05:29:00

Much-needed federal dollars will start flowing to schools in three states in the next few weeks as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Illinois governor renews call for special election to replace Burrisupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 10:37:00

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called again Friday for a special election to replace Sen. Roland Burris, whose appointment to fill President Obama's former Senate seat has subjected the state to what Quinn called a "cloud of scandal."

Illinois governor wants to 'fumigate' state's governmentupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:16:00

In his first executive order as Illinois governor, Pat Quinn established Friday the Illinois Reform Commission as an official state body under the governor's office.

Blagojevich oustedupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 14:16:00

Campbell Brown talks with a panel about their reaction to the impeachment trial and conviction of Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Lieutenant governor replaces Blagojevichupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 21:53:00

It wasn't long after the Illinois state Senate voted unanimously to remove Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office that Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn put his hand on a Bible and took the oath of office to replace him.

Impeachment of Illinois governor pushedupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 23:30:00

Key Illinois Democratic legislators are circulating a letter urging support for the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested this week on federal corruption charges relating in part to the selection of President-elect Barack Obama's successor as a U.S. senator.

Illinois governor back at work after corruption arrestupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 14:27:00

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returned to work Wednesday, a day after his arrest on federal corruption charges related in part to the selection of a successor to Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

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