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    Four Illinois toddlers drown within a week

    by  • June 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The drowning of a 2-year-old suburban Chicago child Tuesday is the fourth drowning reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in the past week. The agency is reminding parents and caregivers of the need to constantly supervise children when they’re near water. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of...

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    Arbitrator finds in favor of Murray employees

    by  • June 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The battle to save Murray Center has chalked up another victory, after an arbitrator on Tuesday ordered the Murray Center to follow procedure and restore staff to their previous roles within the community discharge process, after employees filed a grievance saying they were being cut out of meetings and the standard operating procedure. “This...

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    Union back wages to be paid

    by  • June 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will start paying overdue raises to unionized workers July 1 even though lawmakers didn’t approve extra funding. An email from the executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees obtained by the AP Wednesday says employees in six...

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    Pension committee formed, Quinn issues deadline

    by  • June 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has set a July 9 deadline for a bipartisan committee to come up with a solution for Illinois’ pension crisis. The Chicago Democrat says lawmakers must move quickly to address the $97 billion unfunded pension liability. He says lawmakers’ lack of action is hurting the state’s economy. The Legislature voted Wednesday...

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