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    Lawmaker proposes cutting officholder pay by 10 percent

    by  • January 27, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent. Barrington Hills Republican David McSweeney says lawmakers need to “lead by example” as the state grapples with a multibillion-dollar budget hole stemming from the expiration of the state’s temporary income tax increase. The legislation...

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    Six arrested in Central City meth bust

    by  • January 27, 2015 • News

    CENTRAL CITY — An overnight check of a home in Central City has landed six individuals in the Marion County jail on suspicion of methamphetamine related crimes. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies went to the Central City home of 33-year-old Anthony Johnston and 31-year-old Stephanie Miller regarding recent purchases of pseudoephedrine. The deputies were given...

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    State confirms measles case in Illinois

    by  • January 27, 2015 • News

    COOK COUNTY — Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah today confirmed one case of measles in Illinois. A suburban Cook County resident became ill in mid-January and test results were positive for measles. Shah says the case in Illinois is a reminder of the importance of immunizations, and that with only 10...

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    Website ranks Bartelso School best in Illinois

    by  • January 27, 2015 • News

    Updated rankings for the best school districts in Illinois were recently released by SchoolDigger.com, and of the top 50, number one is in our listening area. SchoolDigger.com is a website that compiles various data on the nation’s public schools. Of the state’s 863 public school districts, 747 were ranked and Bartelso School District 57...

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