• Office Depot choses Boca over Naperville

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Office Depot has picked Florida for its world headquarters, choosing Boca Raton over Naperville with merger partner OfficeMax. With OfficeMax based in Naperville, and Office Depot based in Boca Raton, the merged companies need only one headquarters. The senator who sponsored a $53 million tax incentive package intended to get the company to pick...

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    Juvenile arrested for Murphysboro armed robbery

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Murphysboro police say they’ve arrested a minor for an armed robbery Monday night. Officers responded to the Circle K convenience store on N. 14th St. at 10:15 p.m. Monday in response to an armed robbery. An employee at the store told police that a black male had entered the store, displayed a handgun, and...

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    Flora police officer recovering after semi/car crash

    by  • December 10, 2013

    A Flora police officer is recovering in the hospital Tuesday, after his squad car was struck Monday night by a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 50. Accident reports indicate Sgt. Guy Durre was responding to a report of a car/deer accident on the northeast side of Flora, when just south of the intersection of U.S....

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    Ameren Illinois customers should see delivery rate cut

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Utility regulators say Ameren Illinois needs to lower its electricity delivery rate in 2014. According to a press release from the Illinois Commerce Commission, the utility company needs to cut its delivery rate by $45 million. The decision was announced Monday during an annual review and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1,...

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    Dozens of arrests, gang ties for IDOC official earning $110k

    by  • December 9, 2013

    According to federal court documents, 44-year-old Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes “at least” 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault — he’s also an Illinois state prison official earning $110,000 a year. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, McCraven has been on...

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