Illinois delegates at Dem convention unload on Rauner, work to energize base

On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, Illinois delegates awoke early to attend a breakfast that featured speakers such as U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Each spoke about how important it is for delegates to ensure the people in their hometowns come out to vote.

Clinton: America faces ‘moment of reckoning’

Accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, she tried to do what her husband did for her in his own address Tuesday night – humanize herself by telling personal stories and showing glimmers of her personality. She shared an often-not seen personal side, talking about her late mother, her daughter and grandchildren. And she rallied the crowd with details from her broad policy portfolio.

Something rotten in the county of Dunstan

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler’s bungled handling of a handicapped discrimination lawsuit is hitting the $1 million mark. That’s bad, but then the guy he’s trying to unseat as county chairman has dirty hands from a property tax scandal that could cost the county much more.

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Best attractions at Metrolink stops

What are the best attractions at stops along the MetroLink? For starters, take the Metrolink from the Illinois side, get off at the Busch Stadium station, take in a game and everything else downtown St. Louis has to offer.
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Best attractions at Metrolink stops 0:33

Best attractions at Metrolink stops

Triad and Highland to play alumni football game on Friday 1:01

Triad and Highland to play alumni football game on Friday

Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-64 in O'Fallon 0:42

Tractor-trailer catches fire on I-64 in O'Fallon

Soundcheck: All-day music festival 'Weinstock' returns to Belleville 2:21

Soundcheck: All-day music festival 'Weinstock' returns to Belleville