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    ISBE wants millions for technology upgrades

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The chairman of the state Board of Education wants the state to come up with millions for technology upgrades. Chairman Gery J. Chico will ask lawmakers to set aside $250 million. He says the situation is dire: Only 25 percent of Illinois public schools have the infrastructure for online learning, and only 31 percent...

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    Co-workers from St. Louis area share $1M prize

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two co-workers at a suburban St. Louis print business are sharing a $1 million Powerball jackpot prize. The Missouri Lottery says 48-year-old Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill., and 60-year-old Jerry Marcum of Arnold, Mo., both work at ROI Print Solutions in Earth City, Mo. They have been pooling their money...

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    Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke declined to offer details, including when Jackson reported to prison. Court documents were never clear about when Jackson must...

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    Southwestern Ill. coal mine closing, nearly 200 lose jobs

    by  • October 28, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A southwestern Illinois coal mine’s closure means 189 employees are out of work. The (Alton) Telegraph reports the layoffs come with the closure of the Springfield Coal Co.’s Crown III mine in Macoupin County. The company says in a statement without elaborating that “poor market conditions” forced the move. Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio calls...

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