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Restore Illinois
6:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rauner Plans To Close Tax "Loopholes," Change EDGE Credits

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 4:12 pm

  Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has unveiled what he says is phase three of his plans to "Restore Illinois." It's focused on how the state taxes businesses.

In a statement — he released the plan via social media, rather than at a live event — Rauner says he wants to close "special interest loopholes."

Like a tax break for buying a racehorse.

And, in a risky move as he seeks to win newspaper editorial boards' endorsements, he wants Illinois to begin taxing newsprint.

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3-3 Vote During Special Meeting
6:24 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Keokuk School Board Deadlocked on Contract

The Keokuk School Board failed to extend the contract for Superintendent Tim Hood during a special meeting Wednesday night.

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Superintendent Search
6:15 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Burlington Schools Name Finalists

The Burlington School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to two people.

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Peace Corps Fellows Program
7:48 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

WIU Expands Peace Corps Fellows Program

Credit Martyn Wright / Flickr Creative Commons

WIU's Peace Corps Fellows program is receiving about $30,000 more in federal money this year. That's enough to let three more students enroll this fall.

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Operation Three Strikes
5:46 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

More Heroin Arrests in McDonough County

Heroin and paraphernalia seized during an earlier raid
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Six more people are in custody as part of an investigation into the sale of heroin in western Illinois.

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