• Weekend accident lands Benton man in jail

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A three-vehicle accident on Route 37 Saturday evening has landed a Benton man in the Jefferson County Jail. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call of a truck hitting a tree on Illinois Highway 37 at East Game Farm Road, south of Mount Vernon. A vehicle driven by 24-year...

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    As predicted, Quinn veto guts concealed carry bill

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As we reported Monday night and early Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday afternoon an amendatory veto of the concealed carry measure legislators submitted to him in may. As we cited National Rifle Association Todd Vandermyde as predicting, Quinn announced at the Thompson Center in Chicago, several changes to the bill including limiting individuals...

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    Lawmakers blast Quinn for concealed carry changes

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Both republicans and democrats are slamming Gov. Pat Quinn for an amendatory veto he issued today on a concealed carry measure passed by a large majority in both chambers of the General Assembly. The bill’s sponsor Brandon Phelps says he’s “disgusted” by the move, saying Quinn has overstepped his bounds. Quinn used his amendatory...

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    Illinois auditor cites errors in Lottery reports

    by  • July 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) – Illinois’ auditor general says “material weaknesses” in the state Lottery’s internal financial controls have resulted in significant reporting errors. Auditor General William Holland says an audit prepared by the accounting firm KPMG found repeated errors in reports submitted by the state lottery to the Illinois comptroller’s office. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that...

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