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Is QHS being broadcasted tonight. It says channel 1 but there is no channel 1 on your site. Want to watch.
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I also just wanted to add... I've got a family member residing at the Veterans' Home and thankfully, it seems that the facility IS taking this situation extremely seriously (along with the county Health Dept, and the state's Dept of Veterans' Affairs). I got an email from my brother late last night; he had been in touch with various staff and administrators at the Veterans'…
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Exactly! Gov. Perry is the perfect analogy. (My first thought was Fred Thompson, a few years back. Lots of people were practically begging Thompson to throw his hat into the ring... and then once he did, they acted all indifferent about his candidacy and didn't back him. It was very odd.) I was watching something on TV yesterday morning, where they were discussing the possibility of Biden…
eaglebeaky - Raiders and Blue Devils back in action tonight on QJTV - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Thanks for putting the games online. It's kinda too bad that the games take place at the exact same time (I'd like to watch both), but I'll take what I can get. :-)

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Dairy magnate Oberweis wins GOP Senate primary

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Will face Sen. Dick Durbin in November

From Associated Press:

Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose state senator and dairy magnate Jim Oberweis to challenge powerful, three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November, as the party fights to remain relevant in a state in which Democrats hold almost all statewide offices and a substantial majority of congressional and legislative seats.

Oberweis, 67, of Sugar Grove, had greater name recognition than his primary opponent, Downers Grove businessman and political newcomer Doug Truax, because of the chain of ice cream stores his family owns and his previous campaigns for U.S. Senate. But he also heavily outspent Truax.

The decision also was crucial because the Senate candidate tops the GOP ticket, just above a governor's race that the party believes it can win after more than a decade of Democratic control.

Oberweis said he hopes to help the GOP retake control of the U.S. Senate to "change the direction of this country."

The 43-year-old Truax, who owns a health insurance consulting firm, had the support of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, a Peoria Republican, but it wasn't enough.

Nathan Piper, 21, a political science major at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said Oberweis got his vote on name recognition alone.

"I was at Republican Day at the (state) fair and I probably saw (Truax) there, but otherwise, I didn't know who he was," Piper said.

Veronique Escalante, a 40-year-old consultant from Glen Ellyn, said she voted for Oberweis because he "runs a successful business."

The GOP hopes to at least give Durbin a scare, but after 32 years in Washington, he has a big war chest. Even so, some political observers consider Durbin vulnerable because he helped pass President Barack Obama's health care program.

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