• State investing in six Kinmundy homes

    by  • November 8, 2013

    The state of Illinois is making a $6.6 million state investment in communities in southern Illinois to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. The program includes nearly $230,000 for rehabilitation of six single family homes in Kinmundy: The investments were made under the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic...

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    NAL ready to hire hundreds in Paris by summer

    by  • November 8, 2013

    An eastern Illinois auto parts maker now says it should add 300 previously announced new jobs at its plant by next summer. Steven Duval is the head of human resources for Paris-based North American Lighting Inc. He said Thursday the company plans to add about 160 people at its plant in Paris by next...

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    Pension reform plan may come next month

    by  • November 8, 2013

    As lawmakers close out their fall session, there is optimism they’ll be back next month to vote on pension reform. A vote during the first week in December is dependent on what the actuaries say about the most recent proposals sent out to be scored. State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), a member of the...

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    Quinn to sign same-sex marriage into law Nov. 20

    by  • November 8, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago. The governor announced Thursday that he will sign the bill at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony. The legislature passed the measure Tuesday. Quinn is a longtime same-sex marriage supporter. The Chicago democrat...

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