• New fashion store coming to Centralia

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A new store will be opening in Centralia this summer. rue21, one of the fastest growing specialty retailers will open the doors of their new store this July in Fairview park plaza. rue21 is a fashion store, and has over 930 outlets in 47 states, with an aggressive expansion plan to open 100 stores...

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    Sequestration Lowers EUC Payments by 16.8 Percent

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Weekly unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed will be reduced 16.8 percent as a result of federal sequestration’s across-the-board budget cuts, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reminded today. The reduction will be reflected in payments beginning June 10 for those collecting federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). U.S. Department of Labor officials...

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    Quinn may veto concealed carry measure

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State lawmakers are reporting there is a chance Gov. Pat Quinn will veto a court-mandated concealed carry measure that was passed by the General Assembly last week. The federal court this week gave the state a 30 day extension on its June 9, deadline to have in place a concealed carry law. The extension...

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    Moody’s downgrades Illinois credit rating

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday downgraded Illinois’ general obligation credit rating by one notch — to the lowest rating in the state’s history — following a move earlier this week by Fitch Ratings.  Moody’s downgraded Illinois’ $27 billion of general obligation debt to A3 from A2, with a negative outlook after state lawmakers last...

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    Conceal carry bill lands on Quinn’s desk

    by  • June 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

     The concealed carry bill has been sent to the governor.  This occurred on Wednesday. The governor will have just over 30 days to review the legislation and decide whether to sign it into law. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a republican candidate for governor, says he supports three provisions found within the current bill which...

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