• Not for profit group homes seek state rate increase

    by  • November 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An agency that helps screen people with developmental disabilities as part of the process for determining benefits is saying that last year the state was running six months behind in its payments, it is now cutting checks within a few months. According to the Springfield State Journal-Register, while the state has started getting its...

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    Bost concerned with compromised security from costly capitol building doors

    by  • November 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro republican, filed a resolution earlier this month requesting that security cameras be installed outside the doors into the capitol building. He said he heard complaints from security guards that the newly renovated doors obstructed views for guards inside who monitor visitors to the capitol. The doors, part of...

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    As tornado cleanup begins, Ill., death toll stands at six

    by  • November 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Cleanup began Monday in the aftermath of a storm system officials are saying left six people dead Sunday after strong storms and tornadoes swept across state. Five of Sunday’s fatalities reported were in southern Illinois, with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency reporting up to 200 were injured. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger confirmed Monday...

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    Updated to three reported dead from storms in Washington County, several injured

    by  • November 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Officials are reporting one person was killed and others injured in Washington County, as strong storms and tornadoes swept across southern Illinois Sunday. Major damage was reported in Washington County, particularly in and around the community of New Minden. Washington County EMA coordinator Rick Greten reports that one person was killed south of New...

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    Tornado watch issued for the area

    by  • November 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A number of Midwestern states are awakening to the threat of a high risk of severe thunderstorms and what is being called a very dangerous situation. The National Weather Service says parts of Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio are at the greatest risk of seeing tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds Sunday....

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