• Frerichs defeats Cross in close race for treasurer

    by  • November 19, 2014

    OSWEGO –Tom Cross, Republican candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, has conceded the race after final vote tallies Tuesday night brought his Democratic opponent Michael Frerichs a nearly 10,000 vote lead. The day after the November 4 midterm election, Cross led Frerichs by less than one percentage point and Frerichs refused to concede the race....

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    Rauner launches new website, offers jobs, asks for suggestions

    by  • November 18, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is launching a website that will allow individuals to apply for jobs in his administration. The website is MakeIllinoisGreat.com. Visitors also can submit ideas to improve the state. Rauner will be sworn into office in January. The Winnetka Republican ousted Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the Nov. 4...

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    West Frankfort man gets 30 years for setting girlfriend ablaze

    by  • November 18, 2014

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — A West Frankfort man accused of throwing meth-making chemicals on his then-girlfriend will spend 30 years behind bars. Christopher Rollins was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Tuesday morning in Franklin County court. Rollins was convicted in August 2014 of aggravated battery. Prosecutors say Rollins doused Tessa...

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