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…from just outside a Bain Capital-owned plant in Freeport, Illinois, where workers at Sensata Technologies have set up an encampment called “Bainport” across the street to protest the company’s plan to close the plant and move it to China, taking 170 jobs with it.

(via rev-denn)

Question. How does the working government in a town of approximately 15,000 not notice $3.2million gone missing since just last fall?

Maybe the local real estate agent Mayor should be asked that? 

Crundwell Complaint Wire Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Lottery bounced dozens of checks written to winners, many for scratch-off tickets worth $1,000.

Lottery spokesman Mike Lang says the mistake happened when a computer file wasn’t sent on time to the lottery’s bank. He says lottery officials didn’t key in the required security verification for the checks.

The lottery wrote 311 checks on Dec. 28. Of those checks about 85 bounced. Lang says the lottery offices were short staffed because of the holidays. The affected checks totaled about $159,000.

Lang says the lottery will pay for any bank fees that occurred because of the checks. The lottery also is apologizing by sending free scratch-off tickets to those affected.

(via - USA Today)

I was the governor, and I should have known better. And I am just so incredibly sorry.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, sentenced today to 14 years in prison on corruption charges. (via officialssay)