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    Illinois spending millions in vendor interest

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    Illinois comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the long list of vendors waiting on payments from the state means the taxpayers’ money is being “flushed away.” The total for outstanding bills was about $6 billion last week, but tens of millions collected in income taxes will be diverted to cover interest. Topinka says it’s another...

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    Killed I-57 pedestrian identified

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    A Michigan man has been identified as the victim struck early Friday morning along interstate 57 in union county. William Mundy, 57, died as reports indicate he was in the passing lane of the interstate around 3 friday morning. Authorities say the driver who hit Mundy called 911 and tried to avoid contact with the...

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    High court rejects conceal carry decision

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says it’s “good news” for Illinois that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to stay out of the gun debate in New York. The justices declined Monday to hear a challenge to a strict New York law making it difficult to get a license to carry a...

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    Tax deadline looms a midnight

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    Despite delays to the kick-off of tax season, Monday is still the deadline to get your taxes to Uncle Sam. For those of you who waited to the last minute, you have until midnight to get your 2012 federal income taxes in the mail. If you’re not quite ready to file, though, you can...

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    Communities begin approving CILA homes

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    As one community fights against the closure of the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia, another community has announced the opening of a new group home for individuals with developmental disabilities will open in their community this spring. The West Frankfort City Council has agreed to donate three lots to the H Group for...

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    Funeral this week for fallen diplomat

    by  • April 15, 2013 • News

    Funeral services are this week for an American diplomat killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan. Twenty-five-year-old Anne Smedinghoff was a foreign service officer who grew up in River Forest. She attended Oak Park’s Fenwick High School. Visitation is tomorrow at an Oak Park funeral home. Wednesday’s funeral mass is at St. Luke Church...

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