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    Shimkus votes in favor of compromise bill

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    Congressman John Shimkus voted for the compromise bill Wednesday night to allow the government to reopen and avoid default. The compromise first worked out in the Senate, later passed the House and was immediately signed by President Obama. The deal funds government operations through January 15th, 2014 and extends the debt ceiling to February...

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    IDOC and union rep disagree on fight at Big Muddy

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Corrections and union workers at Big Muddy River Correctional Center are not in agreement over events this weekend at the Ina facility that sent two correctional officers to the hospital. According to statements from IDOC, three inmates were involved in a fight Sunday morning on their way to dietary and...

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    Ill. Supreme Court to hear lawsuit on lawmaker pay

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Gov. Pat Quinn’s appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker pay was unconstitutional. The court issued its one-page order Wednesday without additional comment. A hearing date has not been set. Quinn vetoed money for lawmakers’ salaries in July because...

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    Community sellling properties for $1

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    One a small eastern Illinois community is taking unusual steps toward development. It’s selling off about a dozen lots at $1 each, hoping to convince people to relocate to Vermillion County from the big city. Rossville Mayor Richard Queen tells the (Champaign) News-Gazette there’s no catch to the deal. But he says the new...

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    Domestic violence fatalities up in Illinois

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    Domestic violence in Illinois resulted in 80 fatalities over the last year. This is for the state fiscal year ending June 30, and it’s up from 74 the previous year, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which released its FY 13 homicide report Wednesday. Executive Director Vickie Smith says the offenders and...

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    Charges dropped against Odin man in meth bust

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    The state Tuesday elected to not pursue felony charges against a 31-year-old Odin man arrested in December on multiple methamphetamine related charges. Robert Corrie was facing two Class X charges of aggravated participation in meth manufacturing in Marion County Court. One aggravating factor of the charges said more than 400 grams of meth was...

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