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    IDOT hiring winter road crews

    by  • September 23, 2013 • News

    Winter is just around the corner and state officials are boosting their payrolls in order to deal with winter weather. IDOT is hiring road crew personnel to help keep highways and bridges clear. Each position requires a valid class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with an “N” or “X” endorsement and non-restricted air...

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    Uninsured? It’s time to sign up for ‘Obamacare’

    by  • September 23, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — It’s time to get ready to shop for health insurance for many Illinois residents. President Barack Obama’s health law requires nearly everyone to have insurance starting in 2014, and a new online marketplace is set to open Oct. 1 to make shopping for insurance easier. The build-up to next week’s launch...

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    ADM looking to move longtime headquarters

    by  • September 23, 2013 • News

    DECATUR (AP) — Agribusiness giant Archer Daniel Midland Company says that after 44 years in Decatur, Ill., it is looking for a new location for its headquarters. CEO Patricia Woertz (WERTZ) says in a news release Monday that ADM needs what she called a global center with better access to customers and other employees...

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    Dog rescued after 2 hours at bottom of Ill. well

    by  • September 23, 2013 • News

    STANDARD (AP) — A dog fell 23 feet into a northern Illinois well, then dog-paddled for two hours until firefighters could hoist him to safety. It happened Saturday near the tiny Putnam County town of Standard when a Goldendoodle named Doogie ran to greet a worker who had opened the top of the family’s...

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    Drug trial set for former southwestern Ill. judge

    by  • September 23, 2013 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois judge accused of federal heroin and weapons charges is scheduled to go on trial by the end of this year. Authorities announced Monday during a pretrial hearing for former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook that his trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 9. Cook...

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