• Shimkus accepting military academy applications

    by  • August 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is now accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies. High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2014 admission. To be eligible for appointment, you must be a United States citizen; at least 17...

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    Insurance exchange company expanding in Illinois

    by  • August 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A major Illinois health insurance exchange has announced plans to double its workforce to serve those shopping for health insurance under the affordable care act. Gohealth LLC announced it plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013. The company plans to add 90,000 square feet in working space at Chicago’s Merchandise...

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    New law takes aim at mugshot websites

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    Your record follows you everywhere – much more easily, thanks to the internet. Organizations such as mugshots.com, put up, for example, mug shots of criminal suspects, then contact the subjects and offer to remove their picture for a price. That is going to be against the law in Illinois, effective Jan. 1. The practice...

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    Southern Ill. man accused of trying to kill friend

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    A southern Illinois man is accused of trying to kill a friend at the defendant’s home in the village of Royalton. The Southern Illinoisan reports 48-year old Donald Waldron is charged in Franklin County with attempted murder, aggravated assault and aggravated discharge of a weapon. Prosecutors allege Waldron fired a pistol at least twice...

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    Durkin new leader of Illinois House Republicans

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    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Suburban Chicago state Rep. Jim Durkin is the new leader of Republicans in the Illinois House. The Western Springs lawmaker was elected Thursday afternoon in Springfield. Durkin’s challenger had been state Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield. But Poe dropped out of the race before the election, saying there is a need...

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