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Illinois Legislative Preview
10:39 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Emphasis - January 13

Rich Egger's guest is State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb). They preview the Illinois legislature's 2012 session.

Lawmakers do not return to Springfield until January 30, which is later than normal. Hammond believes the legal battle over redistricting is part of the reason for the delay.

Hammond said the legislature must work to stabilize its finances. She pointed out Moody's lowered the state's credit rating late last week and Standard & Poor's has the state on a watch list.

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12:36 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Emphasis - January 28

Monmouth, IL – Paul Schuytema has a Master's Degree in science fiction writing. He's been a consultant and a web designer. Now, he works for the city of Monmouth as its Community Development Director.

Schuytema has no experience working with city government, but he's been a self-proclaimed evangelist for the city over the past couple of decades. He says he's told people all over the country about the benefits of Monmouth, and why it's a good place to start a business.

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