• Ill. workers paid with fed funds might see layoffs

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A budget director for Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown proceeds, Illinois employees paid by federal funds could face temporary layoffs as early as Wednesday. The budget office had no estimates Monday for how many employees would be affected. Abdon Pallasch (PAL’-ish) is Quinn’s assistant budget director. In...

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    Gov’t shutdown could force some campers out of campgrounds

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of all USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Tuesday, October 1, if the potential shutdown of the federal government for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown...

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    State responds with double hit Murray guardian affidavit

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Responding to the affidavit of a court appointed guardian for some Murray Center residents, the Illinois Department of Human Services has announced it has asked an independent third party, Equip for Equality, to visit the private community integrated living arrangement homes mentioned in the affidavit and report on its findings. However, while independent, Equip...

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    Three men charged in counterfeit cash case

    by  • September 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three St. Louis metro men have been ordered held for trial on Clinton County counterfeiting charges. Charged with trying  to buy used cars with funny money are 34-year-old Lewis Johnson, of Florissant; 19-year-old Tony Young, of St. Louis, and 20-year-old Eric Rogers. A preliminary hearing was held Thursday for the three, who were arrested...

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    National facing shortage of school required vaccine

    by  • September 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois education officials are informing schools about a national shortage of a vaccine that’s required for students in grades six through 12. The Illinois State Board of Education sent a memo this week to school nurses, principals and district administrators saying the TDAP vaccine shortage will be considered when deciding if a school is...

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    Report finds Ill. juvenile prison system violates civil rights

    by  • September 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A newly-issued report says Illinois’ youth prison system violates its inmates’ rights. A panel of court appointed experts involved in a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says the prison system lacks adequate care for mental health issues and places the young inmates in solitary confinement even when it’s unwarranted....

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