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Aug

2012

Kadner: Lipinski bill aims to stop cheating by foreign companies

Author: Editor
Mattress springs illegally shipped into the United States by foreign companies are costing this country $50 million a year in anti-dumping duties, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd).

Lipinski is proposing legislation to toughen U.S. customs laws, which he contends are being violated on a daily basis by foreign importers.

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11

Aug

2012

Biggert, Foster debate taxes, returns and Fermilab funding

Author: Editor
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and former Rep. Bill Foster squared off Thursday in their first debate for the 11th Congressional District seat.
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Aug

2012

Wilmington mayor Orr says proposed Illiana route changing ‘probably on a weekly basis’

Author: Editor

The path of the proposed Illiana Expressway once againdominated public comment during the Wilmington City Council meeting this week.

In response to a question about whether or not the proposedroute will be north or south of the power lines near New River Road and Illinois Route 53,Mayor Marty Orr said he doesn’t know.

“I wish I knew what they were doing,” Orr said duringTuesday night’s meeting.

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11

Aug

2012

High-speed rail set to start soon on part of Amtrak line

Author: Editor
Amtrak riders will start getting the feel of high-speed rail in the fall between Dwight and Pontiac.

“That will be the first segment operating at 110 miles per hour,” said Guy Tridgell, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Full high-speed rail service from Joliet to Alton is not expected to start until 2015 at the earliest. But the trip should go a little faster with the higher speeds allowed for a 20-mile stretch from Dwight to Pontiac.


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11

Aug

2012

Gov. Quinn visits Cat picket line, donates $10,000 to strike fund

Author: Editor
Gov. Pat Quinn gave money and moral support, but no sign he could do anything to help striking Caterpillar workers get back to work when he visited the picket line Friday.
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