Rain, Obama commutations, Amazon expansion & more


August could be rainiest on record in Illinois

August could go down as the wettest on record in Illinois, though the hardest-hit spots have been outside the Chicago area. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

Obama cuts short the sentences of 8 inmates from Illinois

President Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 111 federal inmates, including eight Illinoisans, in his latest round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. The SunTimes has the story.

Amazon expands again in Illinois, to open facility in Monee

The online retailer Amazon.com Inc. says it's opening another new facility in Illinois where workers will pack and ship customer orders. Read the story in St. Louis Today.

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