• Interstate work on schedule in Mt. Vernon

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced construction on I-57/I-64 in Mount Vernon is progressing on schedule. E.T. Simonds, the contractor for this project, is constructing the final phase of the northbound and southbound lanes of i-57/i-64 on the south end of the project. This work is expected to be completed by the beginning of...

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    Healthcare changes coming for state retirees

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Retired state employees will soon be getting letters outlining changes to their health care plans under new insurance providers. The changes include a move to new insurance providers and streamlined benefits, like the same co-pay for visiting in-network or out-of-network doctors. United Healthcare will provide the PPO coverage while Aetna and Humana will handle...

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    Teen driving deaths down significantly since 2007

    by  • October 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Teen driving deaths are down almost 60 percent in Illinois since 2007. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 58 teenagers died in car accidents in 2012, down from 144 in 2007. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White attributes that drop to the state’s stronger Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, which took effect in...

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    Lawsuit: Ill. Parole revocation hearings “a sham”

    by  • October 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois authorities systematically violate the rights of thousands of parolees by sending them back to prison for alleged violations in hurried, convoluted hearings — often with no lawyers available for guidance, a new class-action lawsuit alleges. The 21-page suit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago late Tuesday by prisoners’ rights...

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