• Bipartisan committee holds first pension hearing

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A conference committee begins hearings today on how to fix Illinois’ pension systems, which are underfunded by an estimated $100 billion. Gov. Pat Quinn told the committee he wants a solution on his desk within the next 12 days. But the chairman of the conference committee, state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), says the deadline...

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    Woman allegedly stabs boyfriend in face

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, a 38-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the face Tuesday night, near the corner of Second Street and Opydyke Avenue. Jerry Gill reportedly told police that his 44-year-old girlfriend Rebecca Harper had stabbed him in the face with a pocket knife. Gill was taken to a local...

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    West Nile confirmed in southern Illinois

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The first positive batch of West Nile Virus mosquitoes for this summer has been reported in southern Illinois. Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health say a positive sample was collected from earlier this week in Tamaroa in Perry County. Another positive sample was discovered in East St. Louis. West Nile virus is...

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    Bus strikes railroad overpass in Benton

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Multiple injuries were sustained Wednesday, after a bus struck a railroad overpass in Benton. Reports indicate a bus tried to get under the low-clearance rail overpass just outside of the Benton Park but was unsuccessful. Damage to the roof of the bus was reported. None of the injuries to the passengers were considered to...

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    Southern Ill. authorities probe church thefts

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities want to know who is stealing air conditioners from southern Illinois churches. The United Methodist Church in Kinmundy reported Wednesday to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department that someone had taken their air conditioning window unit, along with a speaker system. And in Benton, Franklin County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help...

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