Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Shooter Dead, 2 Injured After shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland

A gunman who shot and wounded two students at Great Mills High School in Maryland was killed Tuesday after engaging an armed school resource officer, an official said.
The shooter was the only fatality. A female student was critically injured and a male student was also shot but is in stable condition at a hospital, authorities said.

Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland Injures at Least 3 People

At least three people were injured Tuesday morning in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, police told Fox News. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said the three victims were taken to the hospital but it was not clear how they were injured or the extent of the injuries. There were no fatalities immediately reported and no information on the shooter.


Voters To Decide Primary Races In Illinois

It's primary Election Day in Illinois, and voters have plenty of candidates to choose from. Polls are open till 7 p.m. Voters across the state will narrow the Republican and Democratic fields for governor, attorney general, and a few congressional races. Locally, voters will decide state rep and state senate seats, as well as countywide posts. The winners of today's races will face off, if necessary, in November.

Deere Chosen As Illinois' Second Most Historic Business

John Deere is one of Illinois' most historic businesses. It's just not the most historic. Voters in Illinois' Top 200 contest picked the state's big green tractor maker as Illinois' second most historic company. Archer Daniels Midland is the most historic. Caterpillar was voted the third most iconic. Voters filled out the rest of the top ten with McDonald's, Walgreens, Rand McNally, DeKalb Ag Research, Sears, State Farm, and Dairy Queen.

SIU Poll: Most Illinoisans Say Criminal Justice System Is Biased

Most people in Illinois say the state's criminal justice system is biased, but not folks downstate. A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says 55 percent of people asked, say that the criminal justice system is biased against black people. The polls says 63 percent of people in and around Chicago saw a bias, but that fell to 42 percent when pollsters spoke with folks south of I-80. The poll also showed a racial and political split, with Democrats and minorities seeing more bias than Republicans and white voters.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Primary Election Day Is Tomorrow

It's the last full day of politicking in what's already been a jam-packed election season. Voters across the state will head to the polls tomorrow, looking to narrow the races for Illinois governor, attorney general, and some congressional seats. There are also a number of local primary contests that will essentially decide who will be sheriff, state representative, or county leaders.

Report: 2018 Race For Illinois Governor Close To Record Costs

The candidates running for Illinois governor are on pace to spend perhaps 100 million-dollars on TV ads alone. "The Chicago Tribune" reported yesterday that the Republicans and Democrats running for the state's highest office have spent 65 million on TV ads so far, and voters won't make their final choice til November. To put that 65 million in perspective, Governor Rauner spent 63 million-dollars on his entire campaign four years ago.