• Quinn makes cuts to $35.7B Illinois budget

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has used his line-item veto power to make minor cuts to a $35.7 billion state budget plan he has called “incomplete.” In a statement Monday, Quinn says he’s eliminating $250 million for renovations of the state Capitol. The Chicago Democrat also says the state will sell nearly half...

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    Federal court warns of arrest warrant scam

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO — Federal court officials in northern Illinois are warning residents about a nationwide scam involving fake arrest warrants. People have been contacted by phone, email and fax by individuals claiming to be law enforcement officials and demanding money to throw out supposed arrest warrants for offenses such as missed jury duty, money laundering...

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    Millions to be put toward Illinois solar energy

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    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring up to $30 million worth of solar power to be pumped into the energy mix for Illinois electricity customers. The measure was sponsored by democratic state Representative Robyn Gabel of Evanston and state Senator Don Harmon, an Oak Park democrat. It requires the Illinois power...

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    Inmate attacks guard at Shawnee CC

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    VIENNA — A guard at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna was attacked by an inmate Friday. Union representative Jeremy Noelle says the guard was taken to the hospital Friday morning with injuries to his face. This is the fifth time Willie Carter has assaulted a guard while in prison, once back in 1991,...

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