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State Forecasts Online Tax Losses This Year
The state is projecting unpaid sales taxes from online purchases to hit at least 212-million dollars this year. The Illinois Department of Revenue estimates that's a rise from the 183-million bucks lost last year. The figures come as the U.S. House considers a measure sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin that would allow states more power to force sales tax collections by online sellers.
New ISU President Says Challenges Will Be Met
The next president of Illinois State University is addressing financial challenges and the issue of maintaining access to higher education for the middle class. Timothy Flanagan is expressing confidence that those challenges will be met by the school. Flanagan's selection as president was announced yesterday by the ISU board of trustees. He'll take over the post on August 15th.
Abduction Ends Peacefully In Carlock
An abduction ordeal that began in Peoria, ended peacefully in Carlock. It involved an armed man, woman and three children. State police issued a bulletin for what appeared to be a domestic incident. Last night, a Normal police officer spotted the suspect's car after his cellphone was detected on
I-74 near LeRoy. The suspect surrendered without incident. All four were returned to Peoria.
New Rules Limit Practice Time For High School Football
State regulators are implementing new rules on the amount of time high school football teams will have practice next season, especially in the summer months. The rules specify a 14-day regimen during which players gradually increase the amount time they spend on the field. It's intended to acclimate players to the heat and reduce the likelihood of heat stress or heat stroke.
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