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>>IL Senator Brady Announces Gubernatorial Bid
(Springfield, IL) -- Republican Senator Bill Brady says he's going to run for the office of Illinois Governor. The Bloomington politician announced his intentions yesterday but maintained he's not just a "downstate" candidate. This will be Brady's third attempt to win the state's Governorship. In 2010 Brady fell narrowly to Democrat Pat Quinn.
>>IL Beach Water Quality On Rise, Albeit Slowly
(Undated) -- Just in time for summer fun in Illinois officials are reporting the quality of beach water around the state is steadily improving. The "Tribune" says according to the latest "Testing the Waters" report Illinois beach water has made slow yet steady progress. The report by the Natural
Resources Defense Council ranked Illinois 24th out of 30 states for beach water quality in 2012. Ten-percent of water samples collected around Illinois last year contained some level of the E. coli bacteria, which is a drop from 13-percent in 2011.
>>CAT CEO Calls On IL Businesses To Help Crisis
(Springfield, IL) -- The CEO of one of Illinois' most powerful companies says business leaders need to flex their muscle to help fix the state's pension crisis. Doug Oberhelman with Caterpillar called on heads of Illinois businesses yesterday during a meeting in Chicago. Oberhelman said his colleagues should tell their local politicians they've helped solve the 100-billion-dollar crisis by controlling costs within their own businesses. Oberhelman also urged the U.S. government to invest in the nation's fragile infrastructure.
>>Vegas Website Doesn't Hold Hope For Illini In '13
(Champaign, IL) -- It doesn't appear that bettors in Las Vegas have much hope for success by the Fighting Illini during their upcoming football season. According to the wagering website "5Dimes-dot-com" the over-under for wins by Illinois during the 2013 season is set at three-point-five. Meanwhile the over-under for victories by Big Ten counterpart Ohio State is set at eleven-point-five and Michigan's is set at nine-point-five.
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