• Police hunt for gunman who shot Harvey officer

    by  • November 25, 2013

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot a Harvey police officer who was responding to a reported robbery. Officials say officer Robert Rolfe was wounded twice while responding to a robbery call yesterday evening in the southern Chicago suburb. Harvey officials say the officer will...

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    NWS reports 24 tornados hit Illinois Nov. 17

    by  • November 25, 2013

    The National Weather Service says two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois and another 28 hit Indiana during a violent weather outbreak earlier this month. The agency’s release of the latest figures only underscores what officials have been saying since the tornadoes roared through the Midwest on Nov. 17: There’s never been a November day like...

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    Illinois ranked third worst-run state in nation

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Illinois was ranked the third worst-run state in the country, according to an annual survey by 24/7 wall street. Illinois’ low-credit rating and high level of unemployment were cited as reasons for its low placement on the list. In addition, Illinois has the 11th highest debt per capita ($5,041), 9th largest budget deficit (18.5...

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    Illinois backlog of unpaid bills again growing

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Illinois’ comptroller says the state’s backlog of unpaid bills is growing again. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the backlog has grown to about $8.8 billion. The state’s balance of unpaid bills was shrinking in the spring, thanks to an influx of tax revenue. Brad Hahn is a spokesman for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka....

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    Local candidates begin submitting nomination petitions

    by  • November 25, 2013

    A sure sign campaign season is underway in Illinois comes as election officials prepare to receive nomination petitions. Monday is the first day the papers can be filed for candidates standing in the March 18 primary. And who gets theirs in first also helps determine who gets their name listed in coveted positions high...

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