• Uninsured? It’s time to sign up for ‘Obamacare’

    by  • September 23, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — It’s time to get ready to shop for health insurance for many Illinois residents. President Barack Obama’s health law requires nearly everyone to have insurance starting in 2014, and a new online marketplace is set to open Oct. 1 to make shopping for insurance easier. The build-up to next week’s launch...

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    ADM looking to move longtime headquarters

    by  • September 23, 2013

    DECATUR (AP) — Agribusiness giant Archer Daniel Midland Company says that after 44 years in Decatur, Ill., it is looking for a new location for its headquarters. CEO Patricia Woertz (WERTZ) says in a news release Monday that ADM needs what she called a global center with better access to customers and other employees...

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    Dog rescued after 2 hours at bottom of Ill. well

    by  • September 23, 2013

    STANDARD (AP) — A dog fell 23 feet into a northern Illinois well, then dog-paddled for two hours until firefighters could hoist him to safety. It happened Saturday near the tiny Putnam County town of Standard when a Goldendoodle named Doogie ran to greet a worker who had opened the top of the family’s...

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    Drug trial set for former southwestern Ill. judge

    by  • September 23, 2013

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois judge accused of federal heroin and weapons charges is scheduled to go on trial by the end of this year. Authorities announced Monday during a pretrial hearing for former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook that his trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 9. Cook...

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    House dems want to eliminate state gas tax

    by  • September 20, 2013

    Two democratic state representatives are introducing legislation to remove the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline. Decatur democrat Sue Scherer tells the (Springfield) State Journal-Register that her constituents are frustrated by high gas prices, which include a 6.25 percent state surcharge. If it’s approved, the bill would remove the sales tax starting next July....

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