• Ethics panel to investigate Madigan’s Metra role

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD,(AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan’s request to be investigated by the Legislative Ethics Commission is being granted. Legislative inspector general Tom Homer’s office says the commission voted Thursday to investigate whether Madigan and fellow Democratic state Reps. Luis Arroyo and Elizabeth Hernandez interfered with Metra personnel matters. Madigan last week wrote a letter...

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    KC athletics receives All Sports Award

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    Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that its Athletic Department has received the All Sports Award from the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The award is based on the overall conference finish of the six conference sports that include volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. The award is for the best...

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    Unemployment rates on the rise

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the June unemployment rates for each county and rates have gone up. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 9.2 percent for the month, which is up slightly from 9.1 the previous month. Counties in southern Illinois experienced dramatic increases....

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    Online guide features services for rural residents

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    Illinois state officials are releasing an updated guide to state services that targets residents in rural areas. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the online resources will help rural residents who often don’t know about state programs that answer their needs. Simon is a Carbondale democrat and chairwoman of the governor’s Rural Affairs Council. The...

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    Farmland tax should be on the rise

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Opening the property tax bill is going to be less fun than ever for many southern Illinois farmland owners over the next several years. Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law a bill touted as an update of assessment procedures. Now, more profit-producing land in northern Illinois may be worth three or four times...

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