Since he was elected in 2006, Senator Matt Murphy of Palatine has been an articulate, vocal critic of how Democrats run Springfield; he’s one of the Republicans’ top negotiators on the budget and pensions.
Come next month, it’ll be his job to cozy up to his former peers as a contract lobbyist with Mac Strategies Group, a public relations firm based in Chicago.
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But Donald Trump wants them to go further: get out and vote, and then stake out polling places to watch for cheating.
At a Friday campaign event in Altoona, Penn., the Republican presidential nominee said voting might not be enough for him to win.
Ryan Held will be competing in Rio for the USA men's swim team, as part of the 4 x 100m freestyle relay team.
The 21 year old is a Springfield native and both his parents, Randy and Cheryl Held, are longtime employees of St. This week we head to Black Sheep venue to meet two of the cast members of a play opening Friday and running thru the weekend.
We speak with Julia Mitchell & Keegan Otwell (who yea, full disclaimer, is Rachel's brother) and director Alex Martin of Edward Albee's 1962 play 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.' Puerto Rico now has its first Olympic gold medal, courtesy of tennis star Monica Puig, who beat Germany's Angelique Kerber in the women's singles tournament at Rio's Summer Olympics Saturday.
"I"m speechless," a smiling Puig said after her historic win."I wanted it so bad." "I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen," Puig added — and she said her experience in Rio de Janeiro has been like a dream. Swimming hopes to close Rio's Summer Games with a bang Saturday, in what could be the last Olympic event ever for Michael Phelps.She's looking forward, she said, to waking up tomorrow morning and seeing her gold medal sitting on her bedside table. On swimming's last night, the American men's and women's 4x100-meter medley relay teams hope to repeat their golden races of the London 2012 games.Growing up on their family farm in West Bend, Iowa, Haley Banwart and her brother Jack were like any other farm kids.They did chores, participated in 4-H and even raised cattle together."My brother and I have had the same amount of responsibilities," says Banwart, 22. But it was just expected that my brother would return home."Her family never really discussed it."It was always kind of the unwritten rule," she says. A rising star in the Illinois G-O-P is stepping down to become a lobbyist.