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    Quinn praises Madigan-backed pension plan

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois House lawmakers have taken the “biggest step to date” toward restoring the state’s financial stability. The House approved a pension overhaul on Thursday that requires state employees to pay 2 percent more toward their retirements. They would also have to delay retirement and accept less-generous annual cost-of-living...

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    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    For the 30th years, May has been proclaimed Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, as part of a statewide campaign to reduce motorcycle crash fatalities and injuries. There are two campaigns to urge Illinois motorists to “Start Seeing Motorcycles” and “Look Twice – Save a Life.”    Throughout the riding season, brightly colored banners and...

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    Female Danville prison guard assaulted

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    The medium security Danville Correctional Center was placed on full lockdown Thursday, following a reported assault on a prison guard early that morning, according to a corrections spokesman. “No serious injuries were sustained, and a thorough investigation is underway,” says newly hired IDOC Director of Information, Tom Shaer. “Any physical contact with a guard...

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    Kell FPD responds to garbage truck fire

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

    According to Kell fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld, Kell firefighters responded to a call Wednesday afternoon of a garbage truck on fire.   Upon arrival at State Route 37, just south of State Route 161, firefighters discovered the truck box was carrying a load of building material that had caught fire.   Firefighters were able...

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    IDOC director says pay raises based on merit

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News

     Responding to a recent story regarding pay increases within the Illinois Department of Corrections, agency Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez, says the suggestion that four of his former administrators were “given” their pay increases was inaccurate. “The suggestion that anything was “given” to these executives is inaccurate and ignores the fact that each was promoted...

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