• Company opening gaming establishments in southern Illinois

    by  • October 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A Carmi-based company is opening more than a dozen video gaming establishments in southern Illinois, including one in Salem. Waab Enterprises has, or soon will open, establishments in Du Quoin, Sesser, Harrisburg, Carmi, Salem, Murphysboro, Christopher, Herrin, Eldorado, Olney, West City, Mount Carmel and Anna. Each location will employ about five people....

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    Quinn grants clemency to 65 people

    by  • October 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 65 and denied 124 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration. The 189 clemency petitions acted upon by Governor Quinn are part of dockets...

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    Coal producer settles retiree benefit dispute

    by  • October 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. says it will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a drawn-out legal dispute over health care benefits for thousands of retirees who worked for bankrupt Peabody spinoff Patriot Coal Corp. The St. Louis-based companies and the united mine workers of America union announced the deal late Wednesday....

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