• New Illinois Law Protects Renters in Foreclosures

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has a new law protecting renters if their landlord’s property goes into foreclosure. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Wednesday saying those who buy multifamily properties out of foreclosure should either honor existing tenant leases or give the renters 90 days to move. It takes effect in three months. The...

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    Unemployment down in most Ill. metro areas in July

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment fell in seven of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in July. But some of the increases were sharp and driven by manufacturing declines. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday that unemployment dropped in areas that included Champaign-Urbana, Springfield and the Metro East near St. Louis. The last of those...

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    Rescuers spend night searching for missing infant

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    ZION (AP) — Dozens of people spent the night searching for a missing 5-month-old northern Illinois boy who authorities say disappeared from his Zion home. About 125 police officers and emergency workers are still looking for Joshua Summeries, who was reportedly abducted Wednesday morning. The rescuers were also using bloodhounds to scour the area...

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    Hobby Lobby opening in Mt. Vernon

    by  • August 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Good news for area crafters, Hobby Lobby has recently signed a lease for nearly 53-thousand square feet of space in the Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon. Hobby Lobby is expected to open sometime in the first quarter of next year. It will be the first Hobby Lobby located in Mt. Vernon, with the...

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