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    Man drowns at Forbes Lake

    by  • May 31, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 21-year-old Fairfield man has drowned at Forbes State Park near Omega. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Damon garrison was swimming with friends in the beach area of the lake around two Thursday afternoon when he became exhausted and went under. Garrison’s friends attempted to keep him above the water, but were...

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    Quinn to get online voter registration bill

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have adopted a plan to allow registering to vote online. The House voted 66-49 Thursday in favor of permitting registration through the Illinois State Board of Elections’ website. The idea was endorsed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in his State of the State address. He said in a statement it...

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    House approves cost-shift plan for higher ed

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The House has approved a plan to have Illinois’ public institutions of higher education begin picking up retirement costs. Lawmakers voted 60-55 Thursday. It heads to the Senate. The proposal would require state universities and community colleges pay a half of 1 percent of payroll costs into the pension system annually. Schools...

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