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    Ex-Chicago firefighter gets pension from prison

    by  • June 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A former Chicago firefighter who was convicted in the 1994 slaying of his wife has been getting more than $55,000 a year in pension payments from behind bars. That’s according to WFLD-TV, which reports there’s nothing illegal about the money that Eugene Ornstead has collected. Now 76 and in a medium-security Wisconsin...

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    Judge finds probable cause to try Biggies owner

    by  • June 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Local businessman Kelly Alexander pleaded not guilty today in Marion County Court to felony charges related to the alleged distribution of synthetic drugs from his Centralia businesses. Marion County Sheriff Detective Anthony Decker testified during a Wednesday preliminary hearing about what led to a search warrant for Biggies Café and General Store, as well...

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    McGlynn named to St. Clair County bench

    by  • June 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A one-time appellate court judge is being appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, and Justice Lloyd Karmeier, to fill a vacant St. Clair County court position after the judge who once held the job resigned over drug charges. Republican Steven McGlynn was named to the post Wednesday, replacing Mike Cook. Cook resigned in May...

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    Illinois Senate debates university pensions

    by  • June 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A pension reform proposal developed by a group of education experts has been debated in an Illinois senate committee. The six-step plan was developed by officials from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Senate President John Cullerton supports it. Legislation sponsors say it achieves cost savings and is constitutionally sound....

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