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Halfway House Next Up For Disgraced Ex-Governor
(Chicago, IL) -- The former Illinois Governor convicted on corruption charges is nearing the end of his lengthy prison sentence. Ex-Governor George Ryan is scheduled to be transferred to a halfway house next week. Ryan has spent the last six-and-a-half-years in a federal prison camp in Indiana. He's scheduled to be freed of custody by this July 4th.
Body Of Exhumed Lottery Winner Reburied
(Chicago, IL) -- The body of the lottery winner poisoned to death has been reburied. Officials exhumed the body of Urooj [[ ur-ROOJ ]] Khan last Friday to try to determine how the lethal dose of cyanide entered his system. Khan died last summer after winning a one-million-dollar lottery jackpot.
ISP Troopers Will Return From Obama Event
(Undated) -- Several dozen Illinois State Police officers are returning from Washington, D.C., where they helped assist with Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. About 40 Illinois Troopers were deployed to D.C. for yesterday's
events. Nearly 100 law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to assist the U.S. Secret Service during Obama's celebration.
Schock And Rauner At Odds Over Governor's Race
(Peoria, IL) -- Potential Republican candidates for governor are already sparring. Congressman Aaron Schock of Peoria says venture capitalist Bruce Rauner is being inconsistent in his criticism of Schock's suitability for the state's top job. Rauner said last week that Schock is "not even close" to being qualified for governor. Schock says four years ago, and again last year, he and Rauner met and Rauner encouraged him to run. Schock says he was taken aback by Rauner's statement recently that he intends to run for governor himself.
2012 Tax Returns To Determine Healthcare Eligibility
(Springfield, IL) -- Filing your taxes this year will help determine whether you qualify for federal assistance for health care coverage. People who fall within 400-percent of the federal poverty level will likely be eligible for a subsidy. At the lowest level, a family of four with an income of around 90-thousand dollars a year could get help paying for health insurance. Everyone in the state must have coverage by the end of the year otherwise they'll pay a penalty when they file their taxes next year.
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