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    Five dead in church van rollover near Vandalia

    by  • May 20, 2013 • News

    According to the Illinois State Police, eastbound I-70 is closed at Vandalia due to a fatal rollover crash. The Vandalia Leader-Union says, 11 adult males were in the church van when it rolled over.  Five of the passengers died in the crash. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen says five of the passengers were pronounced dead...

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    AFSCME gives final approval to state contract

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News

    In voting completed yesterday, frontline employees of the state of Illinois represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 elected to implement their new collective bargaining agreement with the state. It was the second time that state workers have voted on the agreement. The re-vote was necessary because...

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    Universities and colleges reach cost shift agreement with State

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News

    State universities and community colleges reached an agreement with Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) to assume  responsibility for the retirement costs of their workers. Under current law, the state pays the employer’s share of community college and state university employees’ pension costs. Under this agreement, should it become law, the institutions would gradually...

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