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    Police hunt for gunman who shot Harvey officer

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot a Harvey police officer who was responding to a reported robbery. Officials say officer Robert Rolfe was wounded twice while responding to a robbery call yesterday evening in the southern Chicago suburb. Harvey officials say the officer will...

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    NWS reports 24 tornados hit Illinois Nov. 17

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The National Weather Service says two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois and another 28 hit Indiana during a violent weather outbreak earlier this month. The agency’s release of the latest figures only underscores what officials have been saying since the tornadoes roared through the Midwest on Nov. 17: There’s never been a November day like...

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    In wake of Nov. tornadoes, group calls for stronger building codes

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An organization that studies how homes hold up in disasters is suggesting stronger building codes when Illinois rebuilds from last week’s tornadoes. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – not a government agency but a private non-profit that studies natural disasters – says updated building codes would make homes more resistant to damage. President...

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    Illinois ranked third worst-run state in nation

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois was ranked the third worst-run state in the country, according to an annual survey by 24/7 wall street. Illinois’ low-credit rating and high level of unemployment were cited as reasons for its low placement on the list. In addition, Illinois has the 11th highest debt per capita ($5,041), 9th largest budget deficit (18.5...

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    Illinois backlog of unpaid bills again growing

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ comptroller says the state’s backlog of unpaid bills is growing again. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the backlog has grown to about $8.8 billion. The state’s balance of unpaid bills was shrinking in the spring, thanks to an influx of tax revenue. Brad Hahn is a spokesman for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka....

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