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Former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned Tuesday.
(Associated Press)
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Rauner Schedules Special Election To Replace Schock

The governor has requested a special primary to be held June 8 with the election on July 24.  But his office warned the actual dates of the election will be changed to comply with federal law.   

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(IDES)
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Jobless Rates Fall In All Illinois Metro Areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight month of across-the-board improvement.

Jarling's Custard Cup on 309 W Kirby Ave, which closed its doors late Monday when inventory ran out.
(Photo: Tiffany Jolley)
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Champaign’s Custard Cup Closes Its Doors

Doug and Christie Jarling announced on Sunday that Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign would be closing as soon as inventory runs out.   That happened quickly Monday afternoon, with a 4 p.m. Facebook post.  Custard Cup will reopen when new owners can be trained.

Adalberto Martinez’s paid a $200 fine for lacking health insurance. But under the Affordable Care Act, he is exempt from the requirement to have health coverage, and from the penalty.
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Obamacare Tax Rules Trip Some Immigrants

The deadline’s coming to file tax returns, and aside from the usual headache, this year it’s proving particularly thorny for undocumented immigrants. That’s because, for the first time, there are penalties under the Affordable Care Act for those lacking health insurance