• Co-workers from St. Louis area share $1M prize

    by  • October 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two co-workers at a suburban St. Louis print business are sharing a $1 million Powerball jackpot prize. The Missouri Lottery says 48-year-old Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill., and 60-year-old Jerry Marcum of Arnold, Mo., both work at ROI Print Solutions in Earth City, Mo. They have been pooling their money...

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    Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

    by  • October 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke declined to offer details, including when Jackson reported to prison. Court documents were never clear about when Jackson must...

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    Quinn asks for $221 mil more for current budget

    by  • October 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year. The request comes on top of the $35 billion budget the legislature approved in may. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that a draft of the request includes $112 million to pay back wages owed...

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