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    GOP criticizing agency directors for dire views on cutting tax increase

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Illinois Senate republicans are criticizing the directors of state agencies for trying to make the case for extending the income tax increase. State Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine), says agency witnesses are describing the state’s financial condition in the most dire terms.  And claims they are cherry-picking every worst-case scenario possible to paint a picture...

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    Oscar Mayer recalls hot dogs

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.” The agency says the product labels are incorrect and...

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    Escaped Bond County inmate caught after chase

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A high-speed chase outside Pocahontas this morning led to the arrest of a man who reportedly escaped from the Bond County jail over the weekend. Police say officers were tipped to 30-year-old Andrew Walker’s whereabouts in his hometown of Pierron in Madison County Monday morning. Authorities say a pursuit was started after police located...

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