Springfield, IL – ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR CHRISTINE RADOGNO [ROW-DOUGH-NYO] IS NOW ONE OF SEVERAL REPUBLICANS EYEING THE GOVERNOR'S SEAT IN 20-10. SHE SAYS DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF STATE POLITICS HAS LEFT A FISCAL MESS SHE'S COMPELLED TO CLEAN UP. BUT RADOGNO SAYS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO A BID MAY COME FROM HER OWN PARTY. RADOGNO HAS REPRESENTED PART OF THE SOUTHWESTERN SUBURBS IN THE ILLINOIS SENATE SINCE 1997. SHE SAYS SHE WON'T MAKE A FIRM DECISION ABOUT RUNNING UNTIL THE 2008 ELECTION IS OVER.
Springfield, IL – GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCED TODAY (YESTERDAY) A YOUTH JOBS PROGRAM. 10-THOUSAND SUMMER JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS THROUGH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. TOM GREEN IS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. HE SAYS THERE ARE A VARIETY OF JOBS AVAILABLE FOR YOUTHS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 22:
Springfield, IL – The grandstand concert lineup for the 2008 Du Quoin State Fair is out.
Country singer and 2006 American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler will headline the show on August 27th. The following night it's veteran country group Sawyer Brown. Rock group P-O-D will take to the stage on August 29th and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu on August 30th.
The Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 22nd through September 1st.