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    All-time high for U.S. gas prices

    by  • February 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Gas prices are at an all-time high for the month of February, according to AAA Spokeswoman Beth Mosher. Mosher says across Illinois people are paying about $3.62 for a gallon of regular unleaded, a sharp increase from January as well as increase from this time last year. With the increase at the pump, Mosher...

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    Dixon sues audit firm for failing to detect fraud

    by  • February 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A north-central Illinois city whose former comptroller embezzled almost $54 million is suing its longtime accounting firm for failing to detect the fraud while auditing the city’s books. Rita Crundwell pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced next week. Authorities say the scam lasted 20 years and enabled Crundwell to build a world-renowned...

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    FutureGen moving forward

    by  • February 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The U.S. Energy Department is moving forward with phase two of central Illinois’ FutureGen clean-coal project. Energy secretary Steven Chu announced the agreement with FutureGen industrial alliance yesterday. The alliance is planning to refit a coal-powered plan in Meredosia with technology that removes carbon dioxide from coal and stores it underground. The project has...

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    Chaplain injured at Menard when inmates attack guard

    by  • February 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    We have confirmed that earlier today multiple inmates with possible gang connections assaulted two staff members and the chaplain at Menard Correctional Center in Chester. One of the guards has been taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. According to Illinois Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Stacey Solano, the assault took place...

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