• Sequestration Lowers EUC Payments by 16.8 Percent

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Weekly unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed will be reduced 16.8 percent as a result of federal sequestration’s across-the-board budget cuts, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reminded today. The reduction will be reflected in payments beginning June 10 for those collecting federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). U.S. Department of Labor officials...

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    Quinn may veto concealed carry measure

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State lawmakers are reporting there is a chance Gov. Pat Quinn will veto a court-mandated concealed carry measure that was passed by the General Assembly last week. The federal court this week gave the state a 30 day extension on its June 9, deadline to have in place a concealed carry law. The extension...

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    Moody’s downgrades Illinois credit rating

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday downgraded Illinois’ general obligation credit rating by one notch — to the lowest rating in the state’s history — following a move earlier this week by Fitch Ratings.  Moody’s downgraded Illinois’ $27 billion of general obligation debt to A3 from A2, with a negative outlook after state lawmakers last...

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    Conceal carry bill lands on Quinn’s desk

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

     The concealed carry bill has been sent to the governor.  This occurred on Wednesday. The governor will have just over 30 days to review the legislation and decide whether to sign it into law. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a republican candidate for governor, says he supports three provisions found within the current bill which...

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    Secretary of State alerts on investment scams

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Past – I’ve got a great investment idea for you. First, give me all your money. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says investment scams appear to be on the rise, possibly because of the poor economy. He says his office’s securities department handled more than 400 cases of investment fraud last year, with...

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    Juvenile arrested in Salem for car burglary

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    According to Salem police, a 15-year-old male was arrested early this morning for alleged vehicle burglary, after a resident on Schroeder Drive found the boy near his truck around 2 a.m. and called the police department saying had the boy detained for Salem officers. The resident, off-duty police officer Beau Frazier says he woke...

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