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    BREAKING: Madigan to seek re-election, not run for governor

    by  • July 15, 2013 • News

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she’ll seek another term instead of running for Illinois governor next year. In a Monday statement the Chicago Democrat says she’s been considering the decision for months but that she enjoys her current job. She says she considered the gubernatorial run because of the “need for effective management” and...

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    GED requirements changing in 2014

    by  • July 15, 2013 • News

    The Adult Education and Literacy Department at Kaskaskia College is reminding current and prospective GED students that the current GED testing will expire at the end of 2013, along with any accumulated scores. There will be a new test beginning in January 2014. The KC adult education and literacy department is conducting preparatory classes...

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    Downstate dems looking for candidate options

    by  • July 15, 2013 • News

    Gov. Pat Quinn was accused of “pandering” to Chicago voters as he unveiled his hefty changes to Illinois’ concealed carry rules. He promoted his plan with stops at a Chicago neighborhood church, community center, even Wrigley field. But that focused attention on Chicago has only fueled long-standing grievances about living under Chicago governors whose...

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    Changes could be coming for concealed carry

    by  • July 15, 2013 • News

    After a year that saw much time devoted to the passage of gun legislation, it’s easy to imagine that next year will include more of the same. As the Illinois General Assembly finalized its concealed-carry bill by overriding the governor’s veto, work was already under way to change it.  A last-minute trailer bill that...

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    SIDES to fight fraud, protect taxpayers, save money

    by  • July 15, 2013 • News

    A new internet exchange will make it easier and more efficient to protest unemployment insurance claims, identify potential fraud and protect the money used to pay unemployment benefits, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said today. The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) allows employers to protest unemployment claims using a secured website...

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