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As State Budget Sinks, Illinois Democrats Float Bill to Make Obama’s Birthday a State Holiday

Illinois still doesn’t have a budget, the state has practically defaulted on millions in payments to service providers, can’t even pay its lottery winners, but state Democrats have introduced a bill that would make Barack Obama’s birthday a “state holiday” — meaning state workers would have yet another paid holiday added to their generous benefits.

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NFL Memo Hints at Las Vegas for Possible Raiders Relocation

With several NFL teams seeking to move from one city to the another, some are now wondering if the Oakland Raiders might be headed to Las Vegas. And despite past bias against Sin City, a new memo from the NFL seemingly hints that the league has not ruled out the possibility of a Raiders move to Vegas.