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    Prayer based group petitions for Tamms to reopen

    by  • January 2, 2014 • News

    The prayer based prison employee support group My Brothers Keeper has launched an online petition, calling for Tamms Correctional Center to be reopened. The MoveOn.org petition says since Tamms was shuttered, the problems of overcrowding and under staffing have been compounded and inmates again are riding the circuit. The safety valve that Tamms Correctional...

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    Coal mine shutdown leaves 200 Ill. minors out of work

    by  • December 30, 2013 • News

    The shutdown of a coal mine just days before Christmas has left nearly 200 workers in central Illinois out of work. The Crown III mine just south of Springfield closed on December 20. Its operators had warned of the closure in October, because a major customer, Archer Daniels Midland Company, didn’t renew a contract....

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    Illinois’ past-due bills fall to $7.6 billion

    by  • December 30, 2013 • News

    Illinois will end the year with overdue bills totaling $7.6 billion. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s office says the amount is about 16 percent less than the $9 billion owed at the end of 2012. That’s according to a Monday story in the Rockford Register-Star. Topinka spokesman Brad Hahn says it’s unclear how the landmark...

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    ISP ready to start processing concealed carry applications

    by  • December 30, 2013 • News

    Illinois State Police say they’re ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons. Applications will be available beginning Sunday on the ISP website, though applicants will need to do some preparatory work. They must obtain an electronic identification. They’ll also need a valid driver’s license or state ID, a...

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