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>>Report: Bill Daley Drops Out Of Gov Race
(Chicago, IL) -- Bill Daley is dropping out of the race for governor. The former White House chief of staff for President Obama and Commerce secretary for President Clinton ended his bid for the Democratic nomination, saying he's not prepared for the "enormity" of a campaign. Quinn told the "Chicago Tribune" he hopes some other Democrat steps forward to challenge Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's bid for a second term. The son and brother of two former Chicago mayors plans to return to the private sector, but will "stay involved" in politics.
>>Brady To Announce Running Mate
(Bloomington, IL) -- State Senator Bill Brady is announcing his running mate today. He hasn't given much information about his choice for lieutenant governor, but he has revealed it'll be a woman. Brady will be the third GOP candidate for governor to make his choice public.
State rep Jil Tracy is joining the ticket with Senator Kirk Dillard. Attorney Steven Kim will be on the ticket with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
>>Topinka Running On Common Sense Reforms
(Springfield, IL) -- Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is wrapping up her tour across the state, announcing her bid for reelection. She says her platform hasn't changed since she hit the campaign trail four years ago. Topinka says the state's finances are still in very bad shape and the only way that'll change is if lawmakers start implementing common sense reforms. That includes a plan to stop spending more than what's coming in, and stop creating new programs. She'll make stops in Edwardsville, Mount Vernon, and Marion today.
>>Ameren Helping Non-Profits Pay Bills
(Undated) -- One Illinois electric company is giving back to non-profit organizations that help people in need. Ameren Illinois will give its 501c3 customers up to two-thousand dollars to apply toward their electric bills. The groups will have to explain their financial need during the application process. The total amount awarded will vary based on how many applicants there are. The groups can apply online or they can call Ameren and ask a rep for more details.
>>IDOT Wants Input On Road Conditions
(Undated) -- IDOT is making an effort to repair roads and bridges across the state, but they want to hear from the public, first. They say drivers may have a bit more insight on which roads need the most attention. They're holding a series of public meetings to get input. There will be a meeting at the Morris City Hall in Morris tomorrow, from 4:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. Another meeting will be held Thursday at the Clinton County Building in Carlyle.
>>Baseball Fans Should Keep Eye Out For Scammers
(St. Louis, MO) -- Baseball fans should be on the lookout for ticket scammers, especially as the St. Louis Cardinals gear up for another post-season appearance. The Better Business Bureau says fans who buy in the secondary market should buy from an authorized reseller, so they're protected if something happens. Those who don't buy from an authorized reseller risk buying a bogus ticket. Fans are most often scammed by fake ticket sellers when they buy from individuals outside the stadium, on the street or through online auctions, classified ads, and bulletin boards.
>>Kids Get Lessons On Careers In Law
(Belvidere, IL) -- Kids in Boone County can get a taste of what it's like to be a lawyer. The Boone County State's Attorney is teaming up with the Blackhawk Area Council to provide hands on activities for kids who want to learn more about careers in law. The program is open to people between 14 and 20. An information session is being held tonight from 7:00p.m. until 8:30p.m. at Belvidere North High School.
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