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Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM
By Alexandria Fisher

Quinn Signs 'Rocky's Law' for Student Athletes

A new law says Illinois schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. Read »

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM
By Marcus Riley

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Napolean Harris Drops Out Of Special Election

Candidate, former pro football player supporting Robin Kelly. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM
By mary ann ahern

Napoleon Harris Running For JJJ's Seat

Recently-elected state senator eyes 2nd Congressional District seat. Read »

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