• Bost scheduled to announce congressional run

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After weeks of hinting at a possible run, Illinois state Representative Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican will formally announce his candidacy Monday for the U.S. Congressional District 12, according to a press release on congressional campaign letter head. The 52-year-old married father of three, Bost served three years in the U.S. Marine Corp and...

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    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

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    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

    by  • July 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    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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