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    Comptroller calls Quinn’s veto “blackmail”

    by  • July 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn says state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is following the Illinois Constitution by not issuing paychecks to state lawmakers. Quinn put out a statement Thursday after Topinka said she has no choice but to withhold the paychecks. Topinka’s office reviewed Quinn’s decision to cut state legislator’s paychecks from a budget bill earlier...

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    Fire breaks out in shuttered prison

    by  • July 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A long-closed state prison in Joliet that’s been featured in TV shows and movies was damaged overnight in a fire. Tom Shaer is the director of communications for the Illinois Department of Corrections. He says the fire at the Joliet prison began around 3:15 a.m. Thursday and is now extinguished. The blaze was contained...

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    Experts warn of growing tick population

    by  • July 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Bug experts say they’re seeing an increase in the number of ticks crawling around Illinois this summer. Several species of the blood-sucking bugs are found in the state, but entomologists tell the Belleville News-Democrat that they’ve seen a particular rise in the American dog tick this year. The species can host the rocky mountain...

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