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Thursday, June 16, 2011 09:12 am
We all like to see homegrown Illinois businesses succeed, but sometimes they get a little too cocky. That may be the case with Chicago-based Groupon. The Internet startup, which offers one discount coupon per day for various U.S. cities, is being sued in a San Francisco federal court for alleged "false and misleading business and advertising acts" the company utilizes on Google.
Friday, June 10, 2011 11:27 pm
All six heirs to nearly 40 percent of the land promised to FutureGen 2.0 want the “clean” coal project to go away, says Jeffery and Betty Niemann, Jacksonville residents related to the late Bill Beilschmidt.

Beilschmidt, upon his death in 1999, placed more than 600 acres of land located near Ashland in two separate trusts with Farmer State Bank, Niemann says. As managers of ...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 04:49 pm
Two newspaper articles, 12 days and at least one school board member’s questions later, the CEO of Springfield Public Schools says he’s not yet able to discuss a Public School Choice waiver application that would decrease the number of students’ families notified about potential opti...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:52 am
Almost anyone who took out student loans during college will be glad to hear this news: There's a bill before Congress to allow private student loans to be discharged through bankruptcy. That's a major step forward, and here's why: student loans are the only type of private loan with a federal "no-escape" clause. If you file for bankruptcy and get forgiveness of a house loan, car loa...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:55 am
For most people who don’t follow state politics, May is just another month. But inside the Illinois Statehouse, this month is a whirlwind of activity in which legislators try to hammer out deals and ram legislation through so they can go on summer vacation. (There’s also the minor fact that any bills passed after May 31 won’t take effect until June 1 of next year unless they ...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 06:04 pm
As Illinois does the annual legislative dance this time of year, all sorts of ideas get tossed around, ranging from the austere to the ridiculous. Sen. Shane Cultra, a Republican from Onarga, tossed out an idea in the latter category this week when he said that parents of obese children should...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 03:07 pm
This is the first post in our new IT Overflow blog, where we'll post all sorts of news, including stuff that doesn't fit in our normal paper or stuff that maybe doesn't warrant a full article. We'll try to update it often, and the style will be less formal than our normal news stories. Expect some sarcasm, quirkiness and editorializing, as well as the occasional breaking news story. The name may ...

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