• Report shows 12 companies under Rauner went bankrupt

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A scathing report has been issued about how Bruce Rauner’s investment firm did business while he was still heading it up. Lee Enterprises reports that at least 12-companies owned by Rauner’s investment firm have filed bankruptcy. More than half of them went under while he was in charge. Rauner served on...

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    Quinn opposes legalizing recreational pot use

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CHICAG0 (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in favor of Illinois following in the footsteps of Washington and Colorado when it comes to marijuana. While Quinn is open to discussing decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of pot statewide, he doesn’t think the next step will be to legalize its recreational use. Chicago police...

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    Save Murray Center 50/50 challenge a great success

    by  • September 26, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Peoples National Bank and Kaskaskia Workshop’s 50/50 challenge to area businesses in their effort to raise money for the Murray Parent’s Association turned into quite the challenge for the two local businesses. It was their hope to sell 1,010 meals at a minimum donation of $5 each to meet their goal of...

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    Video gambling sees huge employment growth

    by  • September 25, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — In two years, Illinois’ video gambling business has grown from zero to 18,118 positions. The industry came into being two years ago, and expanded rapidly with terminals turning up in bars, restaurants, truck stops and veterans’ halls. The next wave of growth, if there is to be one, will require cities that...

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