• Illinois ranks 16 in most corrupt states

    by  • September 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois politicians seem to be heading to the big house more often these days, but believe it or not, the state doesn’t even rank in the top ten for most corrupt places. “Business Insider” puts Illinois at number 16. That’s based on the number of public corruption convictions compared to population. Illinois has only...

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    Special children for special people

    by  • September 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s a feel good story for you: a family in Rowan County, N.C.  got dinner paid for by an unexpected stranger who also sent an inspiring note to their table Friday.  When their 8-year-old special needs child started getting loud and banging the table, a waitress walked over with tears in her eyes, telling...

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    Climatologist: August was dry across Illinois

    by  • September 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — This August was the third driest August on record in Illinois. Illinois climate experts said Thursday that the statewide average precipitation for August was 1.38 inches. Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says August’s precipitation was 2.22 inches below average. Illinois saw its driest August in 1952, when it rained just 1.12...

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    Churches warned of phone scam

    by  • September 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Area churches are being told to be aware of a scam operating in southern Illinois. Local churches have been getting calls from a person identifying himself as “Deputy Robinson” in Roseville, W.V. This person then relates a story, or puts another person on the phone to tell the story. The second person on the...

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    Capitol renovation includes $669,608 for three doors

    by  • September 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The $50 million renovation of the Illinois Capitol building includes three copper-covered wooden doorways that cost $669,608. State officials released the price tag for the doors Wednesday in response to media inquiries more than a week ago. They had first said the cost could not be itemized. Capitol architect J. Richard...

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