• Tuesday Feel Good Story

    by  • June 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s some international good news with a local link. Acclaimed actor John Malkovich came to the aid last week of an elderly American couple from Ohio vacationing in Toronto.   The husband had fallen into a piece of scaffolding, severely cut his neck and narrowly missing an artery. Malkovich, who grew up in Benton,...

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    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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