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    Crews dump 300-plus Christmas trees into Rend Lake

    by  • March 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Discarded Christmas trees now are at the bottom of southern Illinois’ Rend Lake, and conservationists hope the fish enjoy the gift. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that workers with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources joined volunteers Wednesday in dumping more than 300 of the bundled-and-weighted trees into the...

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    Police plan extra St. Patrick’s Day enforcement

    by  • March 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Police across Illinois will be stepping up efforts to catch drunk drivers over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. In a press release Thursday, spokesmen for the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police said hundreds of local law enforcement agencies will be on patrol. They say St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day of celebration...

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    House approves bi-partisan pension overhaul

    by  • March 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A House committee has approved a bi-partisan pension overhaul that requires more employee contributions and floats the issue of shifting pension costs to local school districts. The bill is one of several attempts pending before lawmakers to address the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis. The House Personnel and Pensions Committee approved it 9...

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