• 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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    Misdemeanor charges for man arrested for endangerment

    by  • October 3, 2013

    A 38-year-old Centralia man was charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting a police officer, after an incident Tuesday in which he is alleged to have held his infant child in his vehicle following a drunken dispute and refused to give the child to his wife or police. Bail...

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