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    BREAKING: Bates resigns from IDOC following scandal

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Deputy Director Ty Bates has resigned his position with the Department of Corrections and is no longer an employee of the agency, which has been confirmed by IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer. Bates made headlines this week when Withers Broadcasting received an official document listing the...

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    Madigan to join Monday pension meeting

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll meet with Illinois legislative leaders on Monday to discuss how to solve the state’s pension crisis. The meeting will include House Speaker Mike Madigan, who didn’t attend a meeting Quinn called this week. Quinn has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a June 19th special session.

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    Gov’t recommends 4 years for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending four years in prison for former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea on charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. The government is also recommending that Jackson pay $750,000 in restitution to the campaign and forfeit an...

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    IDOC: Bates was suspended for second sex harassment

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    In response to our report yesterday that department of corrections deputy director Ty Bates of Centralia has now twice been investigated for sexual harassment, the Illinois Department of Corrections and its director Salvador Godinez, released a statement that the agency has “zero tolerance for policy violations and are committed to strict enforcement of the...

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    Portion of conceal carry criticized

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    A portion of the concealed carry bill that’s in the governor’s hands is coming under criticism. The seven-person panel that would hear appeals from concealed carry applicants who are denied is, under the bill, exempt from the open meetings act and freedom of information act requests. Josh Sharp, the director of government relations for...

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    Man killed when riding mower rolls

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    A 65-year-old Coulterville man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his garden tractor rolled down an embankment, into a ditch and came to rest atop the man. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger says Jerry Scott Sr. of Coulterville was mowing grass around 4:50 P.M. Wednesday when the tractor he was on overturned along Roosevelt, says...

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