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    Graham Correctional inmate found dead

    by  • January 9, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Officials with the Illinois Department of Corrections say a 26-year-old prison inmate has died in his cell at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, about 30 miles north of Vandalia. Spokeswoman Stacey Solano says prison staff found the man unresponsive in his cell a little after 7 p.m. yesterday. She says prison employees began life-saving...

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    General Assembly adjourns without passing pension reform

    by  • January 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The 97th Illinois General Assembly ended its lame-duck session Tuesday night without lawmakers passing public-employee pension reform, after the House of Representatives adjourned their lame-duck session sine die, meaning without scheduling another day. Gov. Pat Quinn had proposed a last minute measure to try and rescue stalled pension efforts. He suggested foming a commission that...

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    House still pushing for pension reform

    by  • January 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois House adjourned yesterday without a floor vote on a contentious plan to reform the public-employee pension system. A committee yesterday approved a compromise to close a $96 billion deficit in pension accounts and today a committee voted 7-2 to send Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to the House floor for a vote. The...

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    NRA celebrates victory

    by  • January 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The National Rifle Association’s point man in Illinois is taking a victory lap, after gun-control legislation was held down during the lame duck session, on top of a federal court order that the state must pass a concealed-carry law. Todd Vandermyde, the NRA’s Illinois lobbyist, says gun owners are on a winning streak, and...

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