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    Online tax returns now ready for filing

    by  • January 30, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Revenue announced today that it will start accepting and processing tax returns filed electronically. The department says filing returns electronically has significant benefits for taxpayers, as math errors are caught before returns are filed, signatures are affixed electronically and tax preparation programs help ensure taxpayers receive all the credits and...

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    Illinois House reconvenes with pension as target

    by  • January 30, 2013 • News

    The Illinois house returns to Springfield today as lawmakers prepare to continue looking for ways to close a $96 billion funding gap in the state’s public-employee pension system. House members will be in session today and tomorrow, and their senate counterparts return next week. Lame-duck lawmakers failed to complete a deal to remedy the...

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    Inmate attack leaves prison guard hospitalized

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Marcelyn Love, a prison guard was injured Monday night by an inmate at the Pontiac Correctional Center, just one month after the Quinn administration moved inmates out of the Southern Illinois prison designed for dangerous inmates. Love confirmed in a Monday night email with WILY/WRXX news that...

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    Phelps moves closer to conceal carry measure

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    Long-time downstate lawmaker Brandon Phelps, a Democrat State Representative from Harrisburg, has once again filed legislation calling for the legalization of conceal carry in Illinois. The difference this time is that it will likely pass. With a federal appellate decision in December that Illinois’ ban on conceal carry was unconstitutional and the judicial panel’s...

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