Illinois Gubernatorial Debate - 10/11/18

WGEM-TV in Quincy will host a one-hour debate between candidates for Illinois Governor on October 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.

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In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klnCZfK8rOc When Monica Cosby, Tyteanna Williams and Celia Colon talk about the years they spent as inmates at women's prisons in Illinois, their stories often turn to the times they would be disciplined for what seemed like small, even absurd things. Cosby was playing Scrabble in her cell once when a guard asked what she was doing. She responded sarcastically: "What does it look like I'm doing?" He wrote her up for "contraband" (the Scrabble set) and for ...

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A time traveler solves history's greatest mysteries!

An interactive comedy murder mystery on October 20, 2018

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Illinois Gubernatorial Debate - 10/11/18

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WGEM-TV in Quincy will host a one-hour debate between candidates for Illinois Governor on October 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Even though there are roughly 434 other options, there may not be a more compelling House race in the nation than the contest for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District.

The contest between incumbent Republican Mike Bost and Democrat Brendan Kelly features two candidates with impressive track records of public service. While Republicans have gained ground in the district in recent years, the 12th District, which includes the Metro East, has a rich Democratic legacy and political infrastructure that gives Kelly a fighting chance.

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