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Jobless Benefits' End Didn't Spur Illinois Hiring
Monday, April 14, 2014 9:00 AM
State unemployment officials say that 87 percent of all the people in Illinois who lost their long-term federal unemployment benefits in December remained out of work a month later. The Department of Employment Security said Monday that 74,000 people in Illinois lost their benefits when federal long-term unemployment benefits expired. About 64,000 remained out of work a month ...
Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules
Monday, April 14, 2014 7:30 AM
A new congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry. The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, the lack of age restrictions and no uniform warning labels. It was written by the staff of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, ...
Tough Tax Votes Loom in Illinois
Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:30 PM
Illinois lawmakers are grappling with how to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year. Lawmakers could make the temporary income tax permanent in order to avoid an estimated $1.6 billion loss in revenue next year. They are also considering changing the state's tax code from a "flat" tax, where everyone pays the same rate, to a progressive system which taxes higher-earners ...
Illinois Man Recreating Lincoln Funeral Train Car
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:30 PM
An Illinois man is constructing a replica of the funeral train car that carried Abraham Lincoln's body from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Ill., in 1865. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the car is scheduled for completion in 2015, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. David Kloke is the owner Kloke Locomotive Works in Elgin. He's been working on the project ...
Illinois Awards $52M for Bike, Walking Paths
Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:33 AM
Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects. Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday the money will pay for 71 projects across the state, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification. The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program — federal money ...
SIU Student Shot Early Friday Morning
Friday, April 11, 2014 3:13 PM
Police are investigating an early morning shooting Friday in Carbondale. According to WSIL-TV, officers say there was an incident near La Fogata on South Illinois Avenue, also known as the strip, around 12:30 Friday morning. Approximately 200 people were out in the street and several fights were ongoing, and police said pepper spray was used to clear the area. The Daily Egyptian reported ...
Senate Approves Ban on Ticket Quotas
Friday, April 11, 2014 1:22 PM
Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets as been approved in the Illinois Senate. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the bill prevents any law enforcement agency from requiring officers to write a certain number of traffic citations within a specific time period. Police officers also couldn't be evaluated on the number of citations they ...
Illinois School Funding Proposal Advances
Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:00 PM
Legislation that makes sweeping changes to Illinois' public school funding is progressing in the Illinois Senate, but changes are likely before it could become law. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill passed a Senate committee by a 10-2 vote Thursday. Two other members voted present. The proposal would streamline the state's school funding ...
Bill Would Guard Against Denial of Disaster Aid
Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:31 AM
Draft legislation would require the state to step in with disaster aid if the federal government denies requests for help. The bill is in response to the refusal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to grant assistance to local governments after some two dozen tornadoes swept across the state on Nov. 17. Federal aid was given to people and businesses affected, and the ...
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