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    Campaign pushes for increased care giver wages

    by  • February 3, 2014 • News

    Nonprofit workers, union leaders and groups representing the developmentally disabled are making a push at the Illinois state capitol for higher caregiver wages. What supporters are calling the “care campaign” will deliver 10,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday. They’ll urge him to support legislation increasing wages for caregivers at community nonprofits supported...

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    Measure would save poison control

    by  • February 3, 2014 • News

    The line about throwing your two cents in would have a literal meaning, if a bill introduced in Springfield succeeds in saving the Illinois Poison Center. There’s no funding commitment for the center after this fiscal year, which ends June 30. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) would change that...

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    Mt. Vernon police chief retiring Saturday

    by  • February 3, 2014 • News

    Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Mendenall has announced his retirement from the Mt. Vernon Police Department to be effective Saturday February 5, 2014. Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley made an announcement through a press release on Monday, congratulating and thanking Mendenall “for his 31 years of dedicated service to the department and the...

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