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    Quinn grants clemency to 65 people

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 65 and denied 124 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration. The 189 clemency petitions acted upon by Governor Quinn are part of dockets...

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    Coal producer settles retiree benefit dispute

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. says it will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a drawn-out legal dispute over health care benefits for thousands of retirees who worked for bankrupt Peabody spinoff Patriot Coal Corp. The St. Louis-based companies and the united mine workers of America union announced the deal late Wednesday....

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    AG announces class action settlement

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Attorney General’s office is announcing a settlement with a company that charged people for things they didn’t order. The company is Connecticut-based Affinion, a marketer of discount clubs. Maura Possley of the attorney general’s office says when customers completed transactions with other companies, they were then offered free trials which weren’t free,...

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