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Illinois primary voters want jobs, better economy

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:54 Published in Local News

 

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) - Republican primary voters are talking about wanting a shake-up in Springfield and say they believe they have a real chance of putting one of their own back in the governor's office.
 
The big issues, they say, are reversing the state's indebtedness and keeping businesses from leaving Illinois. Some are after term limits that they say would do away with "career politicians" too cozy with special interests and unions.
 
Joan Youhn of the western Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn is an 81-year-old retired medical biller who voted Tuesday for venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. Weighing on her mind, she says, is the economy because her architect son was out of work until recently.
 
She says Illinois needs more statesman-like politicians "who care about what they're doing, not just getting re-elected."

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Forget digging out quarters and dimes. In parts of St. Louis, you can pay to park with your smartphone.  

 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city is testing the smartphone applications Parkmobile and Passport Parking in parts of downtown and in the Central West End.  

 

The applications are available for iPhone and Android. Both allow people to pay to park through their cellphones, rather than placing coins into a meter.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis has dismissed a student who falsely claimed that she had been sexually assaulted on campus.

 

University president Jim Evans says Lindenwood is a safe campus and has a zero tolerance policy for those who commit crimes like lying about an assault.

 

Joanna Newberry faces misdemeanor charges of making a false report.

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