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IGPA's Richard Dye discusses Illinois budget woes.

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Brian Moline talks about the recent IGPA Fiscal Futures report, "Apocalypse Now?" with IGPA Economist Richard Dye.

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Experts ready to help you file

After 32 hours of training over four days in three Illinois cities, Kelly Finet and her staff at Kelly's Accounting Service of Monticello are ready to answer all your Obama care questions.

Just don't start with a toughie, please.

"I'm about as confident as you can be," Finet said Monday night, the eve of that dreaded national holiday — tax filing season.

New rules help Illinois collect out-of-state sales taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois' Department of Revenue has new rules this year to target the collection of sales taxes from out-of-state businesses.

City may rethink Curtis-I-57 interchange

CHAMPAIGN — Eight years ago, the city of Champaign tried to bring orderly development to an area that looked like the next big hot spot.

Quick Read: Winners and losers in stock market

Office Depot was among the biggest winners in the stock market during 2014, while Bon-Ton Stores was one of the biggest losers.

John Roska: Some assets exempt from creditors

Q: Can a creditor get at money in an IRA or 401(k) retirement account? Is that money "exempt" like other things are?

A: No — a creditor can't get at money in an IRA or 401(k) account. Because yes — that money is legally exempt from collection.

Caesars Entertainment unit files for bankruptcy protection

Caesars Entertainment says its main business unit has filed for bankruptcy protection with the support of most of its creditors.

Illinois community college to offer degree in fracking

ROBINSON, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois community college plans to offer a petroleum drilling technology degree program this fall that is aimed at preparing graduates for careers in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines, Jan. 15, 2015

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines

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Holiday shopping slump: U.S. retail sales fell in December

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer