• Unemployment rises with seasonal adjustments

    by  • December 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be a troubling sign if it lasts. But it likely reflects the difficulty adjusting for delays after the Thanksgiving holiday. The labor department...

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    Tornado victims receive tax extensions

    by  • December 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor pat Quinn today announced that residents affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes will now have until may 31, 2014 to file any tax returns due on or after Nov. 15. Individuals and businesses who normally file quarterly returns won’t have the pressure to file those returns or payments while trying to recover from...

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    Woodlawn deacon pleads not guilty to child sex assaults

    by  • December 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 68-year-old Woodlawn deacon and retired carpenter appeared in Jefferson County court Tuesday, on charges of sexually assaulting children. Charles “Charlie” Sanders, of Woodlawn appeared with his attorney, Nicole Villani for a first advisement and arraignment. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, Sanders was advised of the charges against him and pleaded...

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