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SPRINGFIELD — A day after Republicans largely avoided mentioning their party’s presidential candidate during Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats on Thursday lauded candidate Hillary Clinton and sought to tie Gov. Bruce Rauner and the rest of the Illinois GOP to Donald Trump.

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You may have never heard of a global snack food conglomerate called Mondelez. You will be hearing more about it over the next few months.

Through a series of global mergers, Mondelez became the parent corporation of Nabisco (Oreos, Chip Ahoys, Ritz Crackers, etc.). Nabisco used to operate dozens of factories in the USA, but has closed all but five of them to improve corporate profit margins.

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As Chicago police battle surging violence, the union representing rank-and-file officers continues to urge officers not to work overtime shifts over Labor Day weekend.

The request from the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police comes as the city is reeling from 86 homicides in August, the deadliest month in 20 years.

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