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    Fire burns several blocks of N.J. boardwalk

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A raging fire that apparently started in an ice cream shop has spread several blocks down a New Jersey shore boardwalk that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. Television footage showed flames and thick black smoke billowing from a long stretch of the boardwalk Thursday in...

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    White seeks 5th term as Secretary of State

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally announced today that he will be seeking an unprecedented 5th term in 2014. White will be running for re-election on his extensive record of improving road safety, using technology to expand office efficiency and consumer accessibility, and restoring integrity to a once scandal-plagued office. “While...

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    Election board presented with evidence in CHS bond petition challenge

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Marion County Election Board reconvened Thursday afternoon in the Marion County Courthouse to hear arguments from both sides of a petition challenge that was recessed last month. According to Board Chairman Marion County Clerk Steve Fox, the hearing lasted for approximately one hour, as the objectors to the petitions seeking to have a...

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    Alert issued for healthcare scam

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    People in Illinois should be on the lookout for scammers trying to get them to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. Officials with the Better Business Bureau say they’re already getting calls about scammers posing as government officials and calling people asking for personal information. The scammers tell victims they’ve been...

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    Illinois home foreclosures fall 6% in August

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year. A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealityTrac shows Illinois with 7,289 foreclosure filings in August. that represents a rate of one in every 725 housing units — the eighth-highest in the...

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