• Downstate dems looking for candidate options

    by  • July 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn was accused of “pandering” to Chicago voters as he unveiled his hefty changes to Illinois’ concealed carry rules. He promoted his plan with stops at a Chicago neighborhood church, community center, even Wrigley field. But that focused attention on Chicago has only fueled long-standing grievances about living under Chicago governors whose...

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    Changes could be coming for concealed carry

    by  • July 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After a year that saw much time devoted to the passage of gun legislation, it’s easy to imagine that next year will include more of the same. As the Illinois General Assembly finalized its concealed-carry bill by overriding the governor’s veto, work was already under way to change it.  A last-minute trailer bill that...

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    SIDES to fight fraud, protect taxpayers, save money

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    A new internet exchange will make it easier and more efficient to protest unemployment insurance claims, identify potential fraud and protect the money used to pay unemployment benefits, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said today. The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) allows employers to protest unemployment claims using a secured website...

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    by  • July 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard is set to announce his 2014 gubernatorial bid. On Monday, the former chief of staff to Gov. Jim Edgar will begin a two-day statewide fly-around. Dillard lost in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary by only 193 votes. But he contends this time he’s the republican who can win the...

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