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    Illinois ranked third worst-run state in nation

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News

    Illinois was ranked the third worst-run state in the country, according to an annual survey by 24/7 wall street. Illinois’ low-credit rating and high level of unemployment were cited as reasons for its low placement on the list. In addition, Illinois has the 11th highest debt per capita ($5,041), 9th largest budget deficit (18.5...

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    Illinois backlog of unpaid bills again growing

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News

    Illinois’ comptroller says the state’s backlog of unpaid bills is growing again. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the backlog has grown to about $8.8 billion. The state’s balance of unpaid bills was shrinking in the spring, thanks to an influx of tax revenue. Brad Hahn is a spokesman for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka....

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    Quinn draws democrat primary opponent

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News

    Governor Pat Quinn has formally drawn a democratic primary opponent. Former Ceasefire director Tio Hardiman filed his nominating petitions on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Elections to challenge Quinn in the March 18 primary. “I just want to let everybody in Illinois know that I’m dead serious about running for governor,” Hardiman...

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    Two airlifted after Sunday accident south of Salem

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News

    According to the Illinois State Police, occupants of a car involved in a single vehicle crash around 12:45 Sunday afternoon on Cartter Road south of Salem were airlifted to St. Louis hospitals for treatment of injuries. Accident reports say the driver of the car, 39-year-old Jonathan Spencer, of Salem, was westbound on Cartter Road...

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    Jefferson County schools to join ROE 13

    by  • November 25, 2013 • News

    The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by the legislature and Regional Office 13 will be growing. The board voted Friday after hearing from regional superintendents who objected to the way the map would consolidate their offices. A new state law required...

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