• Illinois House to convene next week on pensions

    by  • November 25, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Illinois ranked third worst-run state in nation

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Illinois was ranked the third worst-run state in the country, according to an annual survey by 24/7 wall street. Illinois’ low-credit rating and high level of unemployment were cited as reasons for its low placement on the list. In addition, Illinois has the 11th highest debt per capita ($5,041), 9th largest budget deficit (18.5...

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