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State Retiree Insurance Premiums Can Proceed
(Springfield, IL) -- State government retirees will start paying premiums for their state health insurance beginning on Monday. However, the money will be left untouched in a new state account. A judge made the ruling yesterday. A lawsuit had asked that the money be held in escrow until the state Supreme Court figures out if health insurance premiums are an unconstitutional diminishment of pension benefits.
Prosecutors Ask To Seize Former Rep Jackson's Home
(Chicago, IL) -- Prosecutors in the case against former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. are asking for permission to take control of his two homes. Jackson is facing jail time for stealing nearly 750-thousand dollars from his campaign treasury. According to the "Tribune," a judge will
decide whether to approve a process which would allow the federal government to take both properties.
Woodford County Tax Bills Sent Late
(Eureka, IL) -- A new software program is being blamed for residents of Woodford County getting their annual property tax bills two weeks late. Treasurer Melissa Andrews says the county tax bill was nearly 62-million dollars. That's an increase of about two-and-a-half-million dollars from last year.
June Corn Acreage Unchanged From March
(Undated) -- An estimated 12-point-two-million acres of corn has been planted in the state in June. That's unchanged from March, but a decrease of 600-thousand acres from last year. Corn stocks in Illinois were estimated at just over 391-million bushels, down 17-percent from a year ago.
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