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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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    BREAKING: Conceal carry deal could be near

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois lawmakers may have finally struck a conceal carry deal. It appears an agreement that will preempt home rule only on firearms transportation and existing conceal carry laws. The legislators, State Senators Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), State Reps. Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro), Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein), Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), Frank Mautino (D-Spring...

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    Chain reaction involves four in JC accident

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    There was a four vehicle accident yesterday morning on Illinois Route 15 near North Sparrow Lane, between Woodlawn and Mount Vernon. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, it occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. as three trucks and one car were traveling east, when a truck driven by 42-year old Karl S. Markham of...

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