• Proposal would stop the dumping of deer meat

    by  • March 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s a bill with a simple message – don’t waste meat. But it’s not about nutrition. It’s about the illegal dumping of deer. The bill would make wasting or destroying useable meat illegal. Sgt. Jamie Maul of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says under the current law, hunters are required, if there is...

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    More help for homeowners facing foreclosure

    by  • March 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois homeowners facing foreclosure may soon be eligible for up to $35,000 in mortgage assistance. Gov. Pat Quinn announced that beginning April 1 the Illinois Housing Development authority is increasing the amount eligible households may receive from the Illinois Hardest Hit Program. Currently homeowners may receive $25,000. Quinn’s office says the increase will help...

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    Lottery managers owe state $20 million

    by  • March 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Lottery officials said late Friday that the lottery’s private management firm owes the state $20 million for failing to meet its profit targets in the year ended June 30. But that’s not likely to be the final word. The size of the penalty has been hotly disputed and under audit by the state...

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    Despite IDOC claims, sex offender program discontinued

    by  • March 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Earlier this month a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections stated in an email response that the Sex Offender Treatment Program at Graham Correctional Center had not been discontinued,and assured us the program would continue. But Chad Zumwalt, president for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) local 2856 at...

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