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    AFL-CIO proposes pension solution

    by  • January 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ public employee unions are asking for a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders to come up with an agreement on pension changes. AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan says in a letter to Quinn and leaders of the House and Senate that the union hopes the meeting will overcome obstacles that have blocked...

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    Centralia Airport to receive $300k

    by  • January 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Associated Press, as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the Centralia Airport will be receiving more than $300,000 for hangar and parking lot maintenance as well as repairs to the terminal building. Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider announced a $9 million investment...

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    School massacre inspires safety summit

    by  • January 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    While the Connecticut school massacre last month was the inspiration for Tuesday’s school safety summit, those participating say you need to examine the problem from a certain distance. Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health says violence actually peaked around the late eighties , or early nineties with the...

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    Blago power broker enters prison

    by  • January 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A former Illinois power broker once known as the “King of Clout” has reported to an Indiana federal prison to begin serving a year-long sentence for corruption. A bureau of prisons spokesman confirmed William Cellini reported yesterday to a federal lockup in Terre Haute, Ind. It’s the same prison where former Illinois Gov. George...

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