El Nino to Blame for Minimal Snow Forecast this WinterState climatologist Jim Angel says with such a strong El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean this winter, the jet stream will likely stay to the north of Illinois.
Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On 'Straw Purchases'The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.
Has It Become More Difficult For Illinois Minors To Buy Cigarettes?Minors were able to buy tobacco 67 percent of the time in 1994. That number has dropped to four percent for 2011.

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