• IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

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    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then...

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    USDA warns of fraudulent letter

    by  • November 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The USDA has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and – or contractors. The signature line in these letters reads “Frank Rutenberg” and the sender claims to be a employee seeking information about the recipient. These letters are a fraud, the sender is fictitious and recipients should not...

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    Springfield debates how to spend extra tax revenue

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    (AP) Illinois is set to collect $369 million more in tax revenue this year, state lawmakers learned Tuesday. In a report to lawmakers, analysts at the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability credited the increase to a post-recession surge in car sales and a better-than-anticipated start to income tax collections. “Things, in balance, appear...

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    Trooper blamed in deadly crash seeks license again

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    A former state trooper is trying for a fourth time to get his license back following a 2007 fatal freeway crash in southwestern Illinois. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Matt Mitchell is once again asking state officials to reinstate driving privileges he lost after pleading guilty to reckless homicide. Authorities say Mitchell was driving more...

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