• Illinois auto dealers overcoming recession lows

    by  • October 3, 2013

    Illinois auto dealers seem to have shaken off the effects of the recession, as car sales continue to increase. According to the Commission on Government Financing and Accountability (COGFA), which provides fiscal data for the Illinois General Assembly, new car sales across the state are already up 8 percent through September. That could put...

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    TV pitchman may avoid jail due to gov’t shutdown

    by  • October 3, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — A television pitchman accused of pushing false information during his late-night infomercials could avoid jail because of the government shutdown. The Federal Trade Commission sued Kevin Trudeau, alleging he made misleading statements about his weight-loss books. Trudeau says he’s unable to pay a $37 million judgment, and the FTC wants him...

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    Pension deal uncertain as Ill. veto session nears

    by  • October 3, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposed solution to Illinois’ historic $100 million pension crisis is hanging in the balance as the state Legislature’s October veto session approaches. Key Democrats on a pension panel are pushing a plan to save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years, but Republican lawmakers want a number...

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    Quinn takes payroll case to state supreme court

    by  • October 3, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker salaries was unconstitutional. Attorneys for Quinn filed a motion with the court Wednesday. They say the case deserves an “expeditious and conclusive” ruling by the state’s highest court. Quinn vetoed money...

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