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  • CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

    CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers
    The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The...
  • Woodridge to discuss building athletic center

    Woodridge to discuss building athletic center
    The Woodridge Plan Commission will hold a public meeting next month to review park district plans for a new athletic center at a former strip mall site. The Woodridge Park District is proposing to build a two-story athletic center at the former 4.8-acre...
  • Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark

    Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark
    The former home in a wooded preserve off St. Mary's Road in Lake County of an Illinois governor who tried twice to be elected president will be dedicated Sunday as a National Historic Landmark. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II's home and farm becomes one of...
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park

    Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park
    Oak Park and Evanston will be getting some Divvy bike rental stations thanks to a $3 million state grant. Gov. Pat Quinn approved the funding after his administration rejected a grant earlier this year to expand the bike-sharing system to the two...
  • Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina

    Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for gay marriages to begin in Idaho by lifting a temporary order from earlier this week. The justices turned down an appeal from Idaho's governor seeking to block same-sex marriages there. An earlier temporary...
  • Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people

    Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people
      Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 – half the current cost of $1,000 – from Nov. 24-Dec. 31.   The license covers saltwater...
  • Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have kept his job in 2011 amid the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. "They probably shouldn't have fired him, they probably should've...
  • Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care

    Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care
    It is a tough campaign season for a lot of incumbents this year, with a grumpy electorate and Congress having few achievements to tout, but New York Rep. Michael Grimm would seem to be in a particular jam. The record of the Republican from Staten...
  • Patchwork Of Ebola Policies In Schools, States Confusing, Potentially Illegal

    Patchwork Of Ebola Policies In Schools, States Confusing, Potentially Illegal
    When Ikeoluwa Opayemi walked into Meadowside Elementary School in Milford on Friday, it signaled the end of a legal battle with the school district that had barred her entry because of fears related to Ebola. Earlier this month, the third-grader was...
  • New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan

    New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan got a helping hand Wednesday from one of his party's best-known figures as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Maryland to raise money for the GOP. Christie, chair of the Republican Governors...