• Body of missing Pierron man found in pond

    by  • June 20, 2014

    BOND COUNTY — The body of a 50-year-old Pierron man who had been reported missing, was found Friday morning. Jay Rinderer was last seen Thursday around 5:30 p.m. His friends later found his truck parked at a home in rural Pocahontas and called the Bond County Sheriff’s Office when they were unable to find...

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    Illinois residents can register online to vote

    by  • June 20, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — You can now register to vote online in Illinois. A law passed last year gave the State Board of Elections until July 1 of this year to implement the new system. Executive Director Rupert T. Borgsmiller says online registration is in a soft launch phase to make sure there are no problems,...

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    Illinois unemployment rate at lowest since ’08

    by  • June 20, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois’ unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May. It was the third consecutive monthly decrease. Illinois still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country but the department notes that the state jobless rate is now at its lowest point since...

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    Public believes cuts needed, disagree what’s waste

    by  • June 20, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The state’s financial condition is more dire than the public can grasp, according to five years’ worth of public opinion research. Political science professors John S. Jackson and Charles W. Leonard at Southern Illinois University conduct a survey every year, and the results are the same every time: people don’t like taxes...

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