• State’s unpaid bills again piling up

    by  • July 30, 2013

    Illinois entered the new state fiscal year after a nearly $2.3 billion boost in tax revenue for the fiscal year just ended. But separate forecasts — one from a state economic forecasting commission and the other from the comptroller’s office — warn the trend won’t continue. In fact, says the State Journal-Register, General Fund...

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    Four cases of rare food-borne illness found in Illinois

    by  • July 30, 2013

    Illinois public health officials say they’ve recorded four cases of rare food-borne intestinal illness that’s already sickened hundreds of people in other states. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register says the cases of cyclosporiasis (sy-kloh-spor-eye’-uh-sis) have been found in Jo Daviess, Sangamon, Montgomery and Lake counties. The infection causes prolonged watery diarrhea and sometimes explosive bowel...

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    Madigan, Cullerton file lawsuit over halted pay

    by  • July 30, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate are filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn’s halting lawmaker pay over the state’s pension gridlock. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton explained their move Tuesday calling Quinn’s action “purely political and unconstitutional.” Earlier this month, Quinn cut $13.8 million...

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    Ill. race involving 70-year-old jockey probed

    by  • July 29, 2013

    (AP) — Illinois state racing officials are investigating whether jockeys conspired to throw a race to let a 70-year-old rider potentially make history. At issue was whether riders in the July 23 race at Fairmount Park near Collinsville east of St. Louis tried to let R.A. “Cowboy” Jones win the race, making him the...

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