• Moody’s: Lost Ill. tax revenue could hurt rating

    by  • June 3, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A bond rating agency has announced that Illinois’ financial rating could take a hit if lawmakers don’t extend an income tax increase scheduled to roll back in January. Moody’s Investors Service released a statement Tuesday that says allowing the tax rate to drop might force more borrowing and continued overdue bills....

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    Chicago sues over painkiller marketing

    by  • June 3, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit accusing five drugmakers of deceptively marketing a class of  prescription painkiller that can be highly addictive. The state lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court. It alleges the companies’ marketing of opioids for long-term use to treat non-cancer pain was false,...

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    Hillshire offers contingent on abandoning Pinnacle

    by  • June 3, 2014

    Corporate discussions could derail a move by Hillshire Brands to purchase Pinnacle Foods, which owns the cake mix facility here in Centralia. The board of Hillshire Brands has decided to hold separate talks with Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two major meat processors engage in a bidding war for the maker of...

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    Measure to protect lawmaker salaries goes to Quinn

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Illinois legislature has passed a measure that would prevent their salaries from being stopped in the future. The state House and Senate Friday approved the legislation sponsored by Chicago democratic Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie a day before their spring session was scheduled to end. The plan would require lawmakers to get a “continuing...

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    Nashville Hornettes win USA Today honor

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Nashville Hornettes won the USA Today online competition for the nation’s number one high school girls’ sports program on Friday, thanks to Nashville fans from all over. The Hornettes beat South High School out of Pueblo, Colorado by over 3 percent, as it had been very close in the final days. South High...

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    Carlyle PD looks for info on rail cart theft

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Carlyle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information on two male subjects who took a yellow railroad utility cart from the CSX Railroad on May 26, pushing it down the tracks. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlyle Police Department at 618-594-2488 or Clinton County Crimestoppers at...

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