Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says there's nothing wrong with waiting until the last minute to file tax returns. The Chicago Democrat admitted to reporters yesterday that in the past he's been guilty of coming right up against the deadline.
Monday is that deadline -- the final day for Americans to file their 2012 tax returns.
Quinn says it's no fun to pay taxes, but it's the price of living in a democracy.
The governor has released his tax returns in years past and he said yesterday that he plans to do so again soon.
All schools in the Hazelwood School District will be in session on Monday.
The district had called off school on Thursday, the morning after an EF-2 tornado damaged homes in the north county district. Some Hazelwood schools had reopened by Friday, but others had not.
District officials say classes will resume in all district schools Monday, with counselors on hand to talk with students who are dealing with emotional strain after the storms.
School buses will be running in all neighborhoods, but one stop had to be moved because of storm damage. According to the district website, the stop for West Middle School that is normally at Lynn Haven and Howdershell will be moved this morning only to Lynn Haven and Deville.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says a proposed immigration bill expected to be introduced this week won't offer amnesty to those who entered the U.S. illegally.
The Florida Republican, who appeared on five news shows Sunday, says "there will be consequences for having violated the laws."
Rubio's proposal would require people to pass a "rigorous background check" and pay fines and application fees to receive a permit that would allow them to "work, travel and pay taxes." After 10 years they would be able to apply for legal immigration status and an eventual path to citizenship.
Under the proposal, the applicants would not be eligible for any federal benefits such as health care.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a tour bus has crashed near Yosemite National Park and 16 people are hurt, but their injuries aren't serious.
The California Highway Patrol says the bus was about 40 miles south of the park when the accident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday.
The patrol's Merced dispatch office described it as a minor injury crash, and said the 16 people were taken to local hospitals.
The office says that the bus was carrying 17 people, including a driver, when it went off the road and over and embankment near local road 630.
No more information was immediately available.