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'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The teenage serial bank robber dubbed by the FBI as the "I-55 Bandit" for a series of crimes in five states pleaded guilty Friday in federal court.Continued ...
Pension accounts don't need to sell assets in 2013
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Stable state funding over the last two years meant key state employee pension funds didn't have to sell assets to meet payments in 2013, according to a report released Thursday.Continued ...
Thousands told to start over on health insurance
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid.Continued ...
ISP denies sheriff's request on concealed carry
CHICAGO (AP) — The director of the Illinois State Police has turned down a request from the Cook County Sheriff's office for help in vetting applicants for concealed carry permits under the state's new firearms law.Continued ...
Illinois gay marriages OKed for terminally ill
CHICAGO (AP) — Gay couples who want to wed immediately in Illinois because one partner has a life-threatening illness could do so starting Monday — rather than waiting until the state's same-sex law takes effect in June — after a U.S. judge broadened the medical exception statewide.Continued ...
Blago hearing focuses on what's legal politics
CHICAGO (AP) — Judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent much of oral arguments Friday focusing on one question: At what point does run-of-the-mill political horse-trading veer into corruption?Continued ...
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- Illinois lawmakers briefed on pension deal
- GOP governor candidates mostly quiet on pensions
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- Illinois regulators looking for health care scams
- 'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge