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Undated)  --  Here is the latest news:  Lisa Madigan is not running for governor next year.  A Rockford man  will spend the next ten years behind bars for leaving the scene of an accident that left one man dead.  A small town is left to pick up the ashes after a fire ripped through the downtown area, destroying at least eight buildings.  Derrick Rose says he’s 100-percent recovered and ready to hit the court

>>Madigan Not Running For Governor

(Chicago, IL)  --  Lisa Madigan is not running for governor.  She’ll seek a fourth term as Attorney General, instead.  Madigan was considered a front-runner for a possible bid for governor next year but recent polls reveal she may have had a tough road ahead.  Some voters said they wouldn’t have voted for her unless her dad, House Speaker Michael Madigan, stepped down.  Madigan says that was a major factor in her decision.  And, she says she won’t run for governor as long as her dad is in office.

>>Dillard Announces Bid For Governor

(Decatur, IL)  --  The Republican pool for governor keeps growing.  State Senator Kirk Dillard is the fourth person to announce his plans to run next year.  He says Illinois is in a deep rut because Democrats have been in power too long.  Dillard says there’s not checks and balances in place and that’s left the state with billions of dollars of unpaid bills and the worst pensions systems in the nation.  Dillard will face State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, State Senator Bill Brady, and Businessman Bruce Rauner in the primary election next March.

>>Senator Wants To Ban Guns In Churches

(Springfield, IL)  --  State Senator Dan Kotowski says guns shouldn’t be allowed in churches.  He’s introduced a follow-up measure to the concealed carry law that would ban people from carrying their weapons in places of worship.  Kotowski says people should be able to communicate with their higher power without worrying that someone might open fire.   Kotowski hopes lawmakers act on the new proposal as soon as possible.

>>Man Gets Ten Years For Deadly Hit And Run

(Rockford, IL)  --  A Rockford man will spend the next ten years behind bars for leaving the scene of an accident that left one man dead.  Amjed Alsadun admitted he was driving the car that crashed with a motorcycle back in September of last year.  He fled the scene and didn’t report it because his license was revoked so he wasn’t even supposed to be behind the wheel.  An off-duty police officer happened to pass by the scene and found Brent Busby lying in the road.  Officials were able to identify the make and model of the vehicle involved in the crash and traced it back to Alsadun.

>>Fire Leaves Small Town In Ruins

(Prophetstown, IL)  --  A small town is left to pick up the ashes after a fire ripped through the downtown area, destroying at least eight buildings.  Officials say the fire started in Cindy Jean’s restaurant on Washington Street, in Prophetstown, early yesterday morning.  A beauty salon, a drug store, a couple restaurants, and even the town’s historical museum are among the businesses that were either completely destroyed or damaged.  Fire crews from 25 different agencies were called in to fight the blaze.  No one was injured.

>>Rose Will “Definitely” Play In Season Opener

(Chicago, IL)  --  Derrick Rose says he’s 100-percent recovered and ready to hit the court.  “HoopsHype.com” reports the popular Bull’s guard will definitely be playing in the upcoming season opener.  Rose sat out the entire 2012-2013 season after having surgery on a torn ACL.  The Bulls went 45 and 37 during the regular season without their star

 

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