• Tyson wins bid war for Hillshire with $7.75B offer

    by  • June 9, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war for Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs, with a $63 per share offer. Both Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride had been bidding of Hillshire Brands. Tyson had previously offered $50 per share for the company....

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    Emails show push for money in Quinn program before election

    by  • June 9, 2014

    The Quinn administration has repeatedly said that “not one penny” was spent before the election on the governor’s anti-violence initiative. True. But only because they essentially bounced a check. Quinn’s administration has long said its troubled, $54 million anti-violence program didn’t spend a dime before the Governor’s 2010 General Election, despite opponents contending it...

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    Report shows Illinois prison escapees never caught

    by  • June 9, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An analysis shows there are nearly two dozen inmates who escaped from Illinois prisons or halfway houses over the years and haven’t been caught. The Associated Press collected and analyzed prison data for the number of escaped inmates. It also found 11 who were on the lam have been snared in...

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