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    Clinton County announces tax distribution

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News

    Clinton County Treasurer Denise Trame announced today that $88,408.53  in 2012 mobile home tax has been distributed. Trame says liens are being filed against the remaining delinquent properties. She also announced today the final distribution of $,1,416,894.55 for the 2011, payable in 2012, real estate tax, has been made. Questions about Clinton County reals...

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    Application period set for summer food programs

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Programs interested in providing free food to low-income Illinois students over the summer can apply soon. Programs are available for students up to age 18 when school isn’t in session. The Illinois State Board of Education says the application period for those programs is March 4 through June 15. Education officials say the program...

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    Proposal would tax athletic shoes 25 cents

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    New athletic shoes could cost 25 cents more in Illinois. State Rep. Will Davis from the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest wants the new tax to pay for a youth job preparation program. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the Democratic lawmaker wants to raise about $3 million and most consumers wouldn’t notice it. The 25...

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    Centralia IDES office remains open through March

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    While weekend rumors may have indicated the Illinois Department of Employment services had already vacated its Centralia office, agency spokesman Greg Rivara says the office is still open for in-person actions and remains on the same closure schedule. Travis Henson, director of marketing for Kaskaskia College says that after the state vacates the office...

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    Rep calls for drug testing of lawmakers and welfare recipients

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Republican State Rep. Bill Mitchell, of Forsyth, has once again introduced legislation to require any candidate seeking the office of state representative or state senator to take a substance abuse test as a condition for filing nominating papers for those offices, this according to the Illinois Observer. Mitchell’s measure, House Bill 174, would also...

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    Video gaming bringing in profits

    by  • February 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Some Illinois bar owners say they’re already profiting big from video gambling games that went live statewide late last year. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports that players fed more than $1 million into machines operating in 35 establishments around the metro-east area. In December, the machines kept $350,000, which represent the take for the bars,...

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