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Video Gaming Rolls Out in Illinois

Oct 10, 2012

There are 65 establishments in Illinois that can now legally pay out for video gaming wins. Illinois lawmakers approved it back in 2009, but it's taken that long for regulators to set it up.

Early Start for Harvesting in Illinois

Oct 10, 2012
DeKalb County Farm Bureau

The fall harvest is underway in Illinois for the corn and soybean crops.  The harvest is earlier this year,  due to the drought during key parts of this year's growing season.  Yields are expected to be lower this year than in previous years. DeKalb County farmers are expected to bring in an average of 160 bushels of corn per acre.

Voter Registration Deadline Arrives

Oct 9, 2012

The deadline to register to vote in the November election has arrived. Voters can still cast their ballot after the October 9th deadline, but they will have vote early and not on election day. Voters must have lived in their precinct for at least a month before the election.

More Training Possible for New Drivers

Oct 9, 2012
cyberdriveillinois.com

There's speculation some teenagers put off getting their drivers licenses until they're 18 to avoid Illinois' graduated drivers license program.  There's a chance those young motorists would be required to get more training in the future too.

mchenry.edu

McHenry County College will receive nearly $600,000 over three years from a U.S. Labor Department  grant to expand its manufacturing and robotics training programs. According to the McHenry County Labor Report of 2011, manufacturing is the largest employment sector of industry in McHenry County.

Drivers May Have to Dodge Deer

Oct 9, 2012
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Northern Illinois sheriff's offices are advising people to be careful of deer crossing the road. It's the time of year when mating deer are most active. Last year in DeKalb County, the sheriff’s office dealt with 100 car accidents relating to deer, accounting for 14 percent of all accidents.

WNIJ

Psychology has traditionally focused on techniques like talk therapy. Prescribing drugs for behavioral problems has been the realm of psychiatry. But there's a shortage of psychiatrists, and some psychologists say they could bridge the gap.

Retailers Prepare for Holiday Hires

Oct 8, 2012
ChallengerGray.com

Halloween is still weeks away, but many retailers are already planning to make new hires for the holiday shopping season. John Challenger is CEO of the job placement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas. He says retailers are adding employees for the anticipated crush of shoppers:

A new report analyzing Illinois' finances has some good news and some bad news. The Chicago-based Civic Federation's report breaks down the latest Illinois budget - which was approved earlier this year.

Illinois Republicans Try to Gain Traction

Oct 5, 2012
Illinois Republican Party

When Illinois voters mark their ballots next month – President Obama will be getting a lot of the attention.
But Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady will have his eye further down the ticket.

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