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Numerous Fire Departments Battle Rural Princeton Fire

No word yet on any injuries from a house fire this afternoon near Hornbaker Gardens southeast of Princeton.  Numerous fire departments responded to the blaze, a fully involved structure fire.  A nearby bean field was also on fire, and Hennepin firefighters assisted Princeton’s in putting out that blaze.  Princeton’s Fire Department also called for mutual aid from Malden, Seatonville, Bureau, Wyanet, Tiskilwa, Ohio, DePue, Spring Valley and Ladd.  Officers from the Bureau County…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/23/14

>>Former State Official Charged In Alleged Kickback Scheme (Springfield, IL)  --  A one-time top state public health official is facing federal charges.  Roxanne Jackson was the Illinois Department of Public Health chief of human resources.  The feds charged her on Monday with bribery, theft and tax evasion.  Jackson's accused of taking part in a kickback scheme with former chief of staff Quinshaunta Golden and businessman Leon Dingle Junior.  Federal officials expect Jackson to…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/22/14

>>Woman Dead In Train Versus Vehicle Crash (Taylorville, IL)  --  The autopsy of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a train in Taylorville will be performed today.  The Christian County Coroner says 66-year-old Kathleen Rhodes died at the scene on Sunday.  The accident happened near Webster and 3rd just a few blocks away from the victim's home.  After Rhodes' vehicle was hit, it went up in flames. >>Pair Of Springfield Attorneys Hired By Murder Suspect (Quincy, IL) …

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Illinois Briefs – 9/19/14

>>Highland Teachers End Strike (Highland, IL) -- It was back to the classroom today for teachers and students in the Highland School District after agreement on a new contract ended a six-day strike. The contract will mean raises averaging four-point-three-percent over three years, while the teachers agreed to gradually give up six personal days. The end of the strike means the highly-ranked Highland football team will be on the field tonight after having to forfeit last week's game.…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/18/14

>>Illinois Tax Structure Among Worst In Nation (Chicago, IL)  --  Illinois' tax structure is one of the most unfair in the nation.   A study conducted by WalletHub.com shows that people tend to favor a progressive tax structure which requires people who make more money to pay more taxes.  Illinois has a flat-rate structure, which means everyone pays the same percentage from their paychecks no matter how much they make.  Lawmakers pushed to implement a progressive structure…

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Illinois Briefs 9/16/14

>Rauner Wants Merit Pay For Illinois Teachers (Springfield, IL)  --  Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is in favor of changing the tenure system for teachers.  He said Monday that poor performing teachers shouldn't get a lifetime job guarantee to teach, and it should be easier to fire them.  Rauner also wants to put into effect a merit pay system, with the idea of  rewarding good instructors.  Governor Quinn's running mate, Paul Vallas, says Rauner's plans will cost…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/15/14

More Legal Troubles For Quinn (Springfield, IL) -- There are more legal troubles for Governor Quinn. Dozens of IDOT workers who are slated to lose their jobs have filed suit. They say they're being canned so Quinn can save face during a heated election season. All of the workers were staff assistants who may have been hired based on clout and not necessarily skill. The workers are asking a judge to let them stay on the job until IDOT turns over documents that provide details on why they're…

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43rd annual Homestead Festival wraps up today

The 43rd annual Homestead Festival wraps up its 3-day run in Princeton today, featuring plenty of food and entertainment.  The day kicks off with an all you can eat pancake breakfast at the Moose Lodge until noon. Also this morning, a jazz worship service takes place at St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 10:30.  Other events today include the 34th Homestead Festival Car Show on South Main Street, a flea market at the fairgrounds, the 4th annual barbeque rib cook-off in Central Bank’s parking…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/14/14

Former Prosecutor Gets More Time To Mount Murder Defense (Quincy, IL)  --  An Adams County judge today gave former western Illinois prosecutor Curtis Lovelace three more weeks to find a way to pay for an attorney for his murder trial.  Lovelace, once a football standout at the University of Illinois, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2006 suffocation death of his wife, Cory Lovelace. Curtis Lovelace was indicted last month after police took a new look at the death that had…

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