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The Green County clerk in Wisconsin says working nights and weekends are in his immediate future. That’s due to the ballot recount requested for the state by one presidential nominee.

About 19,000 ballots total were cast in Green County for the general election earlier this month. That’s according to Green County County Clerk Michael Doyle.

“We’ve got, like, 3,000 absentee ballots," Doyle said. "That really makes it very difficult for a recount because all of the ballot envelopes have to be certified and it just takes a lot more time.”

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The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review the Rock Island Clean Line project.  

The proposed power line would transmit electricity generated from wind farms beginning in northwest Iowa through Illinois' Bureau and LaSalle counties.

When Richard Schmack became DeKalb County State’s Attorney in December 2012, his plate already was full of cases.

The 2010 murder of Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller still was awaiting resolution, and nine NIU employees were facing charges in what was known as the “coffee fund case.”

Moreover, Jack McCullough was awaiting sentencing for his conviction a couple of months earlier in the 1957 murder of Sycamore schoolgirl Maria Ridulph -- and maintaining that he was innocent of the crime.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is trying to convince a judge not to order a hand recount of presidential ballots.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount, saying she's worried results were hacked.

State election officials plan to start the recount today but have rejected Stein's supplemental request that the recount be conducted exclusively by hand.

Stein has filed a lawsuit asking a Madison judge to order a hand recount.

"Old Tires" By Flickr User Ryan Moomey / (CC X 2.0)

Illinois' EPA announced the completion of removing more than 200 tons of used tires, including ten Northwestern counties in the Rockford region.

The collections were part of a state plan to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases by removing used tires from public and abandoned properties.

Since the Mosquito Reduction Strategy was first announced in July, more than 1,166 tons of used tires have been removed in Illinois.

Improperly disposed used tires serve as habitats for disease-carrying insects, especially mosquitoes.

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