GHNS Illinois Budget (1/30/08)
GHNS Illinois Budget (1/30/08)
Here are the top Illinois stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at www.gatehousenewsservice.com. 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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- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, 708-785-4355, email@example.com NEWS http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news STATE BRIEFS: A collection of briefs from GateHouse newspapers across the state. By 5 p.m. / Illinois and Illinois News -NOTE: If your paper has a digest item you’d like to share, please email it to Illinois@gatehousemedia.com. - NOTE: If your paper has an impressive standalone photo to share, please email a high-rez jpeg to Illinois@gatehousemedia.com. We’ll include it with the digest or by itself. HORSE ATTACK FOLO: Owner says both horses attacked last week are basically going to be ok, though one is now so frightened of people it won't come out of its stall. he's been amazed by the outpouring of community support (and outrage at the attack). But he's sleeping in the barn himself now, and planning to move away from cantrall. Reynolds , SJR / evening / Illinois and Illinois News --With sidebars, breakouts, including: STATE HORSE ISSUES: Illinois was supposed to certify its first couple of emergency shelters for horses by now; apparently way more demand than there are shelters for abandoned, unwanted animals. And the owners of former horse slaughtering plant in DeKalb have filed formal request with U.S. Supreme Court on challenge to Illinois slaughtering ban. Response expected in mid-February. Statehouse / evening / Illinois and Illinois News NO CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES FOR ME, THANKS: Breakfast for thousands of spfldians could have been in jeopardy if mel-o-cream had been forced to shut down its bakery operation at the laurel street shop, as was a possibility because of a raft of health code violations - rats outside, mouse poop inside & more. But mel-o-cream says the problems have been fixed, and health dept will do a final walkthrough today. Rem SJR / evening / Illinois and Illinois News RUDY IN TOWN? Local gop on tuesday lost its endorsed candidate, its lincoln day luncheon site, and probably its lincoln day speaker. Checking whether giuliani will come here to stump for mccain instead of himself, whether the lunch will come off at all, and who's the local party going to support now? Bernie SJR / evening / Illinois and Illinois News ABE LETTER: State researcher in washington has found a "remarkable" letter written by abe lincoln just before the 1864 elections. Honest abe refused to overturn some tennessee pre-election finagling by his running mate, andrew johnson. Sherman SJR / evening / Illinois and Illinois News SERIAL RAPIST: (w/ mug) Monterius Hinkle, 21, of Peoria who is accused of raping four girls, ranging in age from 12 to 16, over the past year appears in bonding court today on the latest case filed against him. KRAVETZ. PJS / evening / Illinois and Illinois News EYE EXAMS: (possible w/pix?) A new state law, which hasn't garnered much attention, now requires all children in the state to take an eye exam to test for sight-threatening problems before entering school. A news conference and demonstration of the exams, with one or two families with children participating, will give us details of the new procedure that will affect everybody with young kids. (12-14 inches by 5 p.m.) MACIAG. PJS / evening / Illinois and Illinois News STORM DAMAGE: Wind wreaks havoc in Saline County, blowing roofs off houses, etc. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news/x469088275 DREW PETERSON DRAMA: (stories posted yesterday; here are the links in case you missed it): - Wants to go on Fox game show and take lie detector test: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news/x1151555924 - Selling windows on eBay: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news/x254756043 REMEMBERING MARGARET TRUMAN DANIEL: Day-after coverage of the death of President Truman’s daughter. (She died in Chicago.) Examiner, Missouri. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news/x1059370150 TRAIN CRASH: Chicago-area senior gets out of car just before it's struck by two trains. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/news/x1151556812 OPINIONS http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/opinions (if your paper would like to submit an editorial or other opinion piece that would work statewide (or nationwide), please e-mail it to Illinois@gatehousemedia.com) BRITT: Toon on McCain winning Florida. / afternoon / Cartoons and Illinois Opinions ELIZABETH DAVIES: Some people simply refuse to retire. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/columnists/elizabeth_davies/x1151555946 SPORTS http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/sports MIKE NADEL: With Minnesota accepting a middling offer from the Mets, it's obvious the Cubs had no real interest in Johan Santana. And why would they? When you've got Jon Lieber, Jason Marquis and Ryan Dempster, who needs the best pitcher in baseball? / evening / in Mike Nadel, Illinois Sports and Sports Columns ILLINOIS BASKETBALL: The Illini play at No. 8 Michigan State. Tipoff is 8 p.m. First story will move about 10.30. Story with quotes and report card moving by 11.40. SUPINIE. / Illinois sports and Big Ten. LIFESTYLES http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois DERMATOLOGIST PROFILE: Skin doc knows the importance of putting your best face forward. With VIDEO. Chicago Suburban. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1925674398 AMAZING FEAT: Teen bowler rolls on despite club foot. Rockford. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x142939178 IRISH JIG: Rockford teen to compete in the world Irish dance championships in Northern Ireland. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x142939192