Education Secretary Arne Duncan Steps Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reluctantly accepting the resignation of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying he’s earned the right to return home as one of the longest-serving secretaries in the department’s history.


Companies Default on Tax Break Deal

CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper’s analysis of Illinois’ signature corporate tax-break program has found the companies that receive the deals often don’t add jobs and sometimes even lay off workers.

Picture taken Friday  morning after emergency vehicles responded to a one vehicle accident on highway 34 in Henderson County near Gulfport, Illinois

One Vehicle Accident on Hwy 34 in Henderson County

A one car accident on Friday, at 10.38 a.m., on Highway 34 near Gulfport, Illinois, in Henderson County, left one person injured. Burlington ambulance and the Burlington Fire Department assisted Henderson County Sheriff’s Department in…