• Eight percent of Ill. workers made over $100K in 2012

    by  • June 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012. Gatehouse Media Illinois newspapers reported this weekend that 8 percent of the state’s workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That’s about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll. The analysis looked at all...

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    Agencies offer lightning safety advice

    by  • June 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week is this week. Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service want you to remember, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.” The slogan is an important reminder that if you can hear thunder you’re close enough to be struck by lightning, even if the thunderstorm isn’t directly...

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    Storms swamp boats on Carlyle Lake

    by  • June 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As storms rolled through the area Saturday, multiple boats on Carlyle Lake were overcome by waves. Rough water and waves reported to be 6-feet high resulted in at least half-dozen boats being swamped. There are no reports of any injuries, but the damage to property was a clear display of why boaters are encouraged...

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    Newly Insured Illinoisans May Not Find Doctors

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) – Doctor shortages could make it difficult for residents in some Illinois counties to find medical care when the federal health overhaul kicks in. Hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans will become eligible for health insurance next year. But state and federal officials say 22 counties have a shortage of primary care doctors. In...

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    Quinn signs bill limiting lawmaker compensation

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that limits compensation for many of Illinois’ elected officials. The measure passed through both chambers this spring, with only a handful of northern representatives and one northern senator voting “no.” “The civic duty of an elected official requires a commitment to the greater good of the...

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