Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two ex-Walker aides charged with illegal campaigning - JSOnline

By Daniel Bice and Dave Umhoefer of the Journal Sentinel

Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

One of the two, Darlene Wink, cut a deal with prosecutors under which she agreed to provide information in a related investigation about the destruction of digital evidence and to aid in further prosecutions. This is the first indication that the multifaceted John Doe investigation may be pursuing charges of evidence tampering.

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Amtrak Black Hawk: Website showing milestones onto actual operations

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Index: Concerned Catholics of Boone County

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Rick Santorum: Prenatal testing encourages abortions (VIDEO) - Election 2012 - The Washington Post

GOP presidential candidate and former senator Rick Santorum sharply criticized President Obama’s health-care law again Sunday for requiring health-insurance companies to cover certain prenatal tests, because some procedures are used to identify abnormalities and “encourage abortions.”

“The bottom line is that a lot of prenatal tests are done to identify deformities in utero and the customary procedure is to encourage abortions,” Santorum said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation

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Company and regulators continue to study Byron nuclear shutdown

As Exelon continues to evaluate the outage, the NRC is looking at Exelon’s conclusions and determining whether further action needs to be taken.

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Exelon Corp. and federal regulators are still assessing the eight-day shutdown of a nuclear reactor at the company’s Byron facility that began Jan. 30. The facility is about two hours northwest of Chicago.

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NDK cannot resume operations until certified by regulators as safe - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

 

according to terms of a settlement filed Friday in Boone County Circuit Court and announced by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier.

The state fire marshal’s office must inspect and certify all machinery used for growing synthetic quartz crystal. NDK must submit a copy of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s final report to Madigan’s office within 30 days of its receipt and pay a $39,000 civil penalty for deposit in the Environmental Protection Trust Fund and $5,000 in reimbursement to Boone County and IEPA’s Hazardous Waste Fund.

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