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Another GOP Candidate Running For Governor
A multi-millionaire businessman thinks he has what it takes to get the state back in shape financially. Bruce Rauner says he'll be on the GOP primary ballot come next March. He's running for governor because he says Springfield is broken. He also criticizes the state because of its bill backlog, poor pension system, corruption, and high unemployment rate. He 'll likely square off against State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard in the primary.
Quinn Gets Pension Blame But Can't Cast Vote
The pension problem may not be Governor Quinn's fault after all. The governor has been taking the brunt of the blame for the legislature's failure to reach a deal before wrapping up session. But Political Scientist Kent Redfied says Quinn has little leverage when it comes to getting things
through the legislature. He says the stalemate can be blamed on policy differences between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Plus, he says the two leaders are tussling to show who has more control over getting things done in the capital city.
Gas Prices Increase In IL
Illinois gas prices continue to rise. Triple-A says gas prices increased last month by an average of 16-cents per gallon compared with the month before. The statewide average for a gallon of regular gas stands at three-95. Chicago continues to have the highest average in the nation at four-44 per gallon.
State To Pay Down One Billion In Debt
Governor Quinn has approved a bill that allows the comptroller to pay one billion dollars worth of overdue bills. Half of the cash will pay down old Medicaid bills. The DOC and Social Service agencies will be getting a chunk of the cash, including agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities. The payment won't put much of a dent in the backlog, which is expected to reach about seven-and-a-half billion dollars by August.
Think Twice Before Ad Clicking On Facebook
You may want to think twice before clicking on an Ad that pops up on your Facebook page. Ads that end with 'tk' could leave you without cash in your account. That's because clicking on the ad gives a virus access to your computer and it remains inactive--until you log into your bank account. That's when the cash is swiped. But experts say the solution is simple--don't click.
Student's Hot Sauce Prank Ends With Charge
A student from a Chicago-area high school is in hot water after perpetrating a prank using fiery hot sauce. The Highland Park High School student faces misdemeanor battery after allegedly spiking a container of spaghetti sauce with the fiery stuff. The people who ate the tainted sauce complained of minor symptoms but no serious injuries were reported. School officials say they'll install a security camera which should deter other students from spiking any food ever again.
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