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    Boswell receives Rotary Service Award

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Retired Centralia physician Dee. C. Boswell has been awarded the Rotary’s prestigious Service Above Self Award, according to District Governor Thomas H. Ripperda. One of only 150 made out of Rotary’s 1.2 million worldwide members, the award was announced Saturday during Rotary District 6510′s annual District Assembly in Carterville. Ripperda had nominated Boswell for...

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    Six health insurers apply for Illinois marketplace

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials say they’ve received applications from six insurance carriers that want to sell 165 health policies on the online insurance marketplace that’s a cornerstone of the nation’s new health care law. Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement Wednesday he’s “very encouraged” multiple plans are being offered. But the number of proposals is...

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    IDOC administrators retire with sweetened pensions

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to reports, today Illinois Department of Corrections Executive Chief Jerry Buscher joins the ranks of three other top IDOC administrators who preceded him in retirement earlier this year. In addition to Buscher, former Deputy Chief of Operations Kevin Gilson; Chief of Staff Luke Hartigan and Chief of Investigations and Intelligence Larry Beck have...

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    More schools receiving bomb threats

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    After bomb threats turned up at schools in Salem and at Zeigler-Royalton recently, police are looking into other alleged, this time at schools in Campbell Hill and Murphysboro. Reports indicate a note said a bomb was to be set off Wednesday at Trico High School in Campbell Hill. The building was evacuated and no...

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    House and Senate offer differing pension solutions

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    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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