Monday, April 5, 2010

20,000 Illinoisans exhaust jobless benefits -

 

first group of 20,000 unemployed Illinoisans has exhausted 99 weeks of state and federal benefits, and another 7,000 are expected to do so in the next five weeks, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Monday….

Congress recessed last week without approving money for extended benefits that add 73 weeks to the standard 26 weeks of state benefits. Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are at odds over paying for the program.

Even if Congress approves additional funding when it returns April 12, the number of recipients using up their extended benefits is expected to grow.

“It will continue unless they approve additional tiers (beyond 99 weeks

20,000 Illinoisans exhaust jobless benefits - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Tea party crowd rallies at fairgrounds - Springfield, IL -

 

2,000 people gathered at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Monday for a visit by what was billed as the Tea Party Express III….Among the traveling group was singer Lloyd Marcus of Deltona, Fla., who led the crowd in a song that promised "this socialist nightmare must come to an end -- because we're going to vote them out in 2010."

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Illinois Company to Begin Exporting Asian Carp to Overseas Markets

The Big River Fish Corporation in Pearl, Illinois says it will begin shipping Asian carp to Chinese markets this Friday….Most people in this country view it as a fish that's not edible because of the bones. There's a lot of bones, those Y-bones. In Asia, and China in particular, it's viewed as a delicacy

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Gurnee family wins $29.1 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

 

The lawsuit was brought in federal court against the U.S. government because the doctors in the case worked for a federally funded clinic in Chicago, the Erie Family Health Center, said David Pritchard, the family's attorney.

Click on the following for more details:  Daily Herald | Gurnee family wins $29.1 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

Belvidere Lions sponsor free hearing screenings - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

The Belvidere Lions Club will sponsor free screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Lane.
Anyone is urged to take advantage of this screening.

Belvidere Lions sponsor free hearing screenings - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star