• Illinois House to convene next week on pensions

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois House will convene for a special session next week on the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis. Both the House and Senate had tentatively set two days aside next week to meet. On Monday House Speaker Michael Madigan’s chief of staff emailed representatives, telling them to expect a one-day...

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    Illinois football staff member charged

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say University of Illinois football staff member and former player Matt Sinclair has been charged after allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at a vehicle carrying other staff members. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says Sinclair was arraigned Monday on two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon....

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    Police hunt for gunman who shot Harvey officer

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot a Harvey police officer who was responding to a reported robbery. Officials say officer Robert Rolfe was wounded twice while responding to a robbery call yesterday evening in the southern Chicago suburb. Harvey officials say the officer will...

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    NWS reports 24 tornados hit Illinois Nov. 17

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The National Weather Service says two dozen tornadoes struck Illinois and another 28 hit Indiana during a violent weather outbreak earlier this month. The agency’s release of the latest figures only underscores what officials have been saying since the tornadoes roared through the Midwest on Nov. 17: There’s never been a November day like...

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    In wake of Nov. tornadoes, group calls for stronger building codes

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An organization that studies how homes hold up in disasters is suggesting stronger building codes when Illinois rebuilds from last week’s tornadoes. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – not a government agency but a private non-profit that studies natural disasters – says updated building codes would make homes more resistant to damage. President...

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