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    House and Senate offer differing pension solutions

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News

    Illinois house speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a comprehensive pension-reform package that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases. The Chicago democrat filed an amendment Tuesday to legislation that got senate approval last month. Madigan plans a house committee hearing Wednesday. The plan tweaks ideas proposed...

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    Centralia prepares for May Fete

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News

    Well it’s May first and in Centralia that means one thing, May Fete celebrations are upon us. After 101 years, the annual celebration will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Centralia High School gym, and again at 8 p.m. Friday in the gym. The May Fete king and queen are Dyman Sodsaikitch...

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    Three more arrested in Boston bombing

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News

    In breaking news this afternoon, the Boston Globe is reporting police have taken three more suspects into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing, the department said in a brief item posted Wednesday on its Twitter account. The police department emphasized that “there is no threat to public safety.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has...

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    Illinois House GOP members push for fracking vote

    by  • April 30, 2013 • News

    Minority Leader Tom Cross said Tuesday that the legislation would create tens of thousands of jobs and revenue. He says it should be acted on immediately. The plan to facilitate and regulate fracking has been negotiated by lawmakers and the industry. But it’s been held up in committee. Cross and Republican Rep. David Reis,...

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    Mt. Vernon man charged with sex abuse

    by  • April 30, 2013 • News

    According to the Mt. Vernon police, a girl under the age of 13 was taken to a St. Louis area hospital over the weekend, the apparent victim of sexual abuse. Police say 26-year-old Michael C. Bratcher was arrested in connection with that incident, which allegedly took place Saturday. The girl was first taken to...

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