• Thousands of Illinoisans to share mortgage relief

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Nearly 30,000 Illinois borrowers will soon receive checks as part of a landmark multistate settlement with five U.S. banks over foreclosure abuses. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Monday that borrowers can expect a total of $43.3 million in relief payments. The average check will be about $1,500. Eligible borrowers lost their homes to...

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    Bill Daley announces run for governor

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Former White House chief of staff William Daley says he’s forming a committee to explore running for Illinois governor in 2014, but is also saying he’s 100 percent in the race. The Chicago democrat made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday morning. In it, he says Illinois “can’t wait for politicians in...

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    Marine recruiter murder trial continued

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The double murder trial against a former Centralia Marine recruiter in Macon County has again been continued, after a pretrial hearing yesterday was postponed until July. Timothy R. Giles, 29, is charged with killing a Harristown mother and daughter, and seriously wounding another daughter. He and his sister, 21-year-old Katrina l. Giles, face charges...

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    Illinois facing another credit downgrade

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    With handshakes, hugs and a few kisses, Illinois lawmakers left the capitol May 31 without repairing a leaking pension system that they have been saying for years must be fixed. Now they wait to discover the consequences of inaction; Illinois, already the lowest-graded state in the nation, faces yet another credit-rating cut. When lawmakers...

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    Quinn asks lawmakers to combine 2 pension plans

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is asking lawmakers to approve both rival plans on how to solve the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis. But it’s unclear if legislative leaders will agree. Quinn made the request Monday in a meeting in Chicago with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The Governor convened...

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