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    Former deputies sue Randolph County sheriff for improper dismissal

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Two former deputies are suing Randolph County Sheriff Michael Hoelscher for allegedly dismissing them for supporting an opposing candidate in November’s election. Eric Steely and D. Jason Juenger filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Hoelscher and Randolph County. Steely and Juenger allege they were dismissed as part-time deputies after walking in...

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    GOP criticizing agency directors for dire views on cutting tax increase

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Illinois Senate republicans are criticizing the directors of state agencies for trying to make the case for extending the income tax increase. State Sen. Matt Murphy (R-Palatine), says agency witnesses are describing the state’s financial condition in the most dire terms.  And claims they are cherry-picking every worst-case scenario possible to paint a picture...

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    Oscar Mayer recalls hot dogs

    by  • April 21, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.” The agency says the product labels are incorrect and...

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