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    Governor candidates raking in donations

    by  • July 16, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report today. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30. The race between Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner is expected to...

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    IDOC overtime again tops $60 million

    by  • July 16, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports Monday that officials predicted last spring that overtime costs would drop in the budget year that ended June 30. Authorities are blaming unanticipated retirements by correctional...

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    Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

    by  • July 16, 2014 • Breaking News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor. Jurors convicted the Democrat on multiple corruption counts, including that he tried to swap an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old senate seat for campaign money or a...

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