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    McCarter’s senate week in review

    by  • May 3, 2013 • News

    Public pension reform, is it fair to all?  More gambling for Illinois , is it good or bad?  These are two of the big issues and pending questions of the week considered by state lawmakers, according to State Sen. Kyle McCarter .  The Illinois House sent back to the Senate a pension reform proposal...

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    April one of wettest on IL record

    by  • May 3, 2013 • News

    If April showers lead to May flowers, things should really be blooming in Illinois this year. In a news release, Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says the state received 6.90 inches of rain this past April — making the month the fourth wettest April on record in Illinois. The total was 3.13 inches above...

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    River accident spills crude into Mississippi

    by  • May 3, 2013 • News

    A vessel struck a fleeting area near Alton, causing barges to break away and oil to spill into the Mississippi river. The U.S. Coast Guard said it happened at 12:57 a.m. Friday.  Fourteen barges, two dry docks and two workplats broke away.  It also caused 300 gallons of crude oil to spill into the river....

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    Schnucks facing possible class-action

    by  • May 3, 2013 • News

    A St. Louis-based supermarket chain faces a potential class-action lawsuit in Illinois related to a security breach affected more than two million customer credit and debit cards. Attorney Jeffrey Millar filed the suit last week on behalf of a man who shopped at a Schnucks store in Belleville. The company has said the breach...

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    20 years for Illinois man in foiled murder plot

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    (AP) — A former barge worker from southern Illinois has received the maximum sentence of 20 years for his role in a foiled plot to abduct, extort and electrocute a wealthy Granite City man. A federal judge sentenced 46-year-old Brett Nash on Thursday, fined him $500 and ordered a mental health evaluation. Nash pleaded...

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    Illinois suicide rate rises among middle-aged

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    (AP) — A government study finds the suicide rate among middle-aged Illinois residents is increasing, but not by as much as the national rate for the same age group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. The agency provided state numbers to The Associated Press. Between 1999 and 2010, the...

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