• Insurers say thousands of tornado claims already made

    by  • November 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Two Illinois-based insurers say they’ve received about 6,000 claims so far from Sunday’s tornadoes and they expect that figure to climb. State Farm officials told the (Bloomington) Pantagraph they’ve received about 3,500 claims from customers in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. About 1,800 claims came from Illinois policyholders. Meanwhile, Country Financial officials say they’ve received...

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    State and federal leaders address tornado damage

    by  • November 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday declared six additional counties disaster areas following violent storms and tornadoes across the state Sunday. Douglas, Jasper, Pope, Wabash, Wayne and Will counties increases the number of declared counties to 13. On Monday, Quinn declared Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties state disaster areas after a severe...

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    Not for profit group homes seek state rate increase

    by  • November 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An agency that helps screen people with developmental disabilities as part of the process for determining benefits is saying that last year the state was running six months behind in its payments, it is now cutting checks within a few months. According to the Springfield State Journal-Register, while the state has started getting its...

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    Bost concerned with compromised security from costly capitol building doors

    by  • November 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro republican, filed a resolution earlier this month requesting that security cameras be installed outside the doors into the capitol building. He said he heard complaints from security guards that the newly renovated doors obstructed views for guards inside who monitor visitors to the capitol. The doors, part of...

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