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Audit: Less Than Half of Road Fund Spent on Roads
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:44 PM
A new audit has found that less than half of the money from the state Road Fund has gone toward direct road construction costs. The audit released Tuesday states that in eight of the past 10 years more than half of the funds went to pay salaries, road construction bonds and other costs. It also revealed overpayments to state health insurance and worker's compensation funds. The Road Fund ...
Black Churches Key to Illinois Gay Marriage Debate
Monday, May 13, 2013 9:37 PM
When a proposal legalizing gay marriage ramped up in President Barack Obama's home state, it seemed an easy deal. Democrats control Illinois state government and the pastor of his former church endorsed it with powerful testimony at the Capitol. But fervor over the idea has rippled for months in that exact spot where faith and politics are inseparable — black churches. They've been ...
Emanuel Will Seek 2nd Term as Chicago Mayor
Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:50 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans on seeking re-election in 2015 and says he's not seeking higher office. The former White House chief of staff told the Chicago Sun-Times he'd support a presidential run of either Vice President Joe Biden or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but he's not going anywhere. Emanuel took office in 2011 and says if he wins a second term he'll serve it ...
IL Flood Damage Assessment Completed
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:00 AM
Damage assessments completed across Illinois after last month's flooding have discovered approximately 3,700 damaged homes in fourteen counties. The Illinois Department of Emergency Management says state and federal teams have spent nearly two weeks surveying homes. The effort includes four state teams, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and ...
Metropolis Gets State Funding for Pool Building
Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:00 AM
Illinois governor Pat Quinn announced Saturday the approval of $15.3 million in local park projects, including $731,000 for projects in Metropolis and Pinckneyville in southern Illinois. The City of Metropolis will receive $331,000 to construct a new bathhouse at Franklin Park Pool on East 4th Street. Pinckneyville will receive $400,000 to develop their city ...
Illinois Flu Cases Climb; 27 Deaths This Season
Friday, January 11, 2013 7:54 PM
Authorities say the risk of flu infection remains high in Illinois, but there's plenty of vaccine available. Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Friday that 368 people in the state have been admitted to hospital intensive care units with the flu this season and 27 have died. Most of the hospitalizations and deaths are among people in their 50s and older. No ...
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