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Topinka Reports $125,000 In Illinois Income

Posted: 04/16/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka reported $125,000 in income last year and paid about $20,000 in state and federal taxes.

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Addiction Experts: Cuts Could Hurt Drug Treatment

Updated: 04/16/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next year.

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Illinois Strip Club Tax Brings In Less Revenue

Posted: 04/16/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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Rutherford: Dismiss Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Posted: 04/16/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an ex-employee alleging sexual harassment and forced political work on state time.

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IDNR Asks For Help to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

Posted: 04/16/2014 - One of Illinois’ state symbols has been in the news both nationally and internationally for a troubling fact. Scientists have documented an unprecedented drop in numbers of the monarch butterfly on its wintering grounds in Mexico since the mid-1990s, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in growing monarch populations.

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

Posted: 04/15/2014 - A trade group for wireless providers says the country's biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft.

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Reports: Ferry Sinking off SKorea with 471 People

Posted: 04/15/2014 - A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.

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Beef Prices Spiking

Updated: 04/15/2014 - Get ready for sticker shock the next time you buy beef. The price of red meat is skyrocketing all across the country.

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Finding New Uses for Old Big Box Stores

Updated: 04/15/2014 - After nearly 25 years in business, the American TV and Appliance store in Rockford is closed for good, leaving the city with yet another empty big box store.

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Ricketts: Cubs Not Interested in Move to Suburbs

Posted: 04/15/2014 - Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts thinks a move to the suburbs might be lucrative but says his team remains committed to refurbishing century-old Wrigley Field.

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