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    Quake anniversary meets shakeout program

    by  • January 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Friday is the 201st anniversary of two major earthquakes that rocked the central U.S., including much of Illinois and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to register for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout at 10:15 a.m. on February 7. More than 286,000 Illinois residents have already registered for the multi-state drill, with...

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    AFL-CIO proposes pension solution

    by  • January 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ public employee unions are asking for a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders to come up with an agreement on pension changes. AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan says in a letter to Quinn and leaders of the House and Senate that the union hopes the meeting will overcome obstacles that have blocked...

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    Centralia Airport to receive $300k

    by  • January 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Associated Press, as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the Centralia Airport will be receiving more than $300,000 for hangar and parking lot maintenance as well as repairs to the terminal building. Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider announced a $9 million investment...

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    School massacre inspires safety summit

    by  • January 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    While the Connecticut school massacre last month was the inspiration for Tuesday’s school safety summit, those participating say you need to examine the problem from a certain distance. Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health says violence actually peaked around the late eighties , or early nineties with the...

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