• Former congressman and wife prepare for prison

    by  • August 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    With their sentences known, Jesse Jackson Jr. And his wife must now prepare for their stints behind bars. A U.S. judge in Washington on Wednesday handed the ex-Illinois congressman a 2 1/2-year prison term and his wife Sandra a yearlong sentence for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. In a concession to their two school-aged...

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    Pension committee moving forward

    by  • August 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois lawmakers on a committee tasked with finding a solution to the state’s pension problem say they’re making progress. But they won’t say when they expect to finish their work. The State Journal-Register reports the 10-member panel was working Wednesday. Rep. Elaine Nekritz is a democrat from Northbrook. She says the conference committee is...

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    New law bans teen indoor tanning

    by  • August 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that bans indoor tanning in Illinois for anyone younger than age 18. The General Assembly sent Quinn the legislation in June. Its supporters include 51-year-old Donna Moncivaiz (mon-sih-VAY’-az) of Beach Park. Moncivaiz is a former tanner who suffers from late-stage melanoma. She testified at a Senate committee hearing...

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    IDNR proposes longer duck-hunting seasons

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    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing 60-day duck-hunting seasons for 2013 and 2014. The recommendations were made Wednesday and are subject to final approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service later this summer. The IDNR proposes the 60-day duck hunts in all four waterfowl hunting zones in Illinois. It’s also proposing...

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