illinois

Politics
9:09 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Illinois 12th District Hopeful Releases Tax Records

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A Democrat running for Illinois' 12th Congressional District seat has released 10 years of tax returns and says his republican opponent should do the same.

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The morning cram [the veni, vidi, censui edition]

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NPR reports the Supreme Court has ended a session for the history books.

Kentucky -  The present weather advisory has been extended to Saturday. A Commonwealth program helping College students finish their studies wins a national award.

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Environment
10:48 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

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Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

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Government
3:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Illinois Pay Raise Dispute

An Illinois judge is scheduled to rule this afternoon on whether Gov. Pat Quinn must give 2 percent pay raises to state workers.

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Illinois
7:07 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Illinois Tax Returns Delayed for Residents Who Filed on Paper

The Illinois Department of Revenue says many residents who filed their 2011 tax returns on paper way are still waiting for their refund checks.

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Society
8:58 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Tamms Prison To Close

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to shut down the Tamms Supermax Prison in southern Illinois is drawing praise from human rights groups.  

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Business
4:26 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Energy Electric Inc. to lay off 44

Joppa Illinois' coal-fired power plant will shed nearly four dozen jobs in the next two months. Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel. 

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Government
8:41 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Illinois Housing Grants

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Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing. 

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Illinois Civil Unions
2:02 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Report Highlights Troubles for Illinois Same-Sex Couples

An advocacy group says many same-sex Illinois couples in civil unions have trouble filing joint taxes, getting health benefits for their partners and adopting. 

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Gambling expansion goes to Illinois governor

Illinois lawmakers have again approved a massive gambling-expansion plan.  The Senate voted 30-26 yesterday in favor of a proposal that creates five new casinos, a land-based site in Chicago and four more riverboat casinos. 

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