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Nov 18, 2014

Poshard, The Prince Of Pensions

Former Congressman Glenn Poshard, who lost the governor's race in 1998, is collecting more than $200,000 a year, in total, from four taxpayer-funded...
Nov 17, 2014

Biz Lights Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana

Wealthy investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion as new law takes off, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
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Nov 16, 2014

Hoffman Estates Cop Resigns Amid Misconduct Accusation

A suburban cop quits amid allegations that he tipped off partygoers before his fellow officers responded to raucous hotel get-together.