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Pere Marquette and Courtyard Hotels in downtown Peoria are in foreclosure. The hotel properties were placed in receivership Wednesday by the emergency order of Judge Kate Gorman. Efforts to refinance fell through Tuesday when the finance company Yam withdrew from negotiations. The hotel will eventually be sold at Sheriff’s auction. That is a fairly standard practice in such foreclosures. But Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says the hotel will stay open and operate under receivership for now...
There's a new plaque at the state capitol in Springfield commemorating President Barack Obama's 2016 speech to lawmakers in the Illinois House.
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Jacob Zuma became South Africa's president in 2009 amid suspicions of corruption. After nine years in office, and many more allegations, he resigned Wednesday after his own African National Congress party told him it was time to go. Zuma, 75, was a political survivor. But he never escaped the taint of corruption, and his tenure marked the rockiest period in South Africa's post-apartheid era. "There's nothing I've done wrong," he said in a defiant interview Wednesday with the South African...
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