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    Roadwork planned for washboard Rte. 161

    by  • July 30, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    MARION COUNTY — Travel on Illinois Route 161 near the Interstate 57 interchange may soon become more smooth. State Senator Kyle McCarter has announced the Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on the project on Friday, August 1st. The estimated cost of resurfacing the nearly 1.5-miles of Route 161 from west of Interstate...

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    Millionaire surtax measure to be on Nov. ballot

    by  • July 30, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The democrat signed the proposal Tuesday. It puts a nonbinding resolution on the November ballot to gauge support for tacking a 3 percent surcharge on incomes over $1 million. House Speaker Michael...

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