• Madigan waiting on pension vote to be scheduled

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s waiting for a vote to be scheduled on a pension overhaul. But the Chicago democrat says any pension plan must be “meaningful” in order for him to call it for a vote. He didn’t elaborate. Madigan spoke to reporters Sunday following a slating of democratic candidates. He...

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    Kell man arrested in connection with residential burglary

    by  • September 23, 2013

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, an 18-year-old Kell man has been arrested in connection with a Friday night residential burglary. Michael Lawrence Hill remains in the Marion County Jail charged with the Friday night burglary of a home on Second Street in Kell. Hill reportedly admitted to the home owner that he...

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    Reading Link seeking volunteer tutors

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Kaskaskia College’s “The Reading Link” is in need of volunteer tutors. “The Reading Link” is holding formal training free of charge for volunteers who are interested in sharing their abilities to assist others in improving their skills. Volunteers assist adult learners who are 17 years of age or older, in reading, writing, basic math,...

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    Former Marion city official sentenced for embezzlement

    by  • September 23, 2013

    The former manager of Marion’s water department has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for embezzling about $524,000 from the southern Illinois city. A federal judge in Benton sentenced Linda Heyde to prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Heyde also was ordered to pay restitution of $524,100. According to WSIL-TV, the...

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    IDOT hiring winter road crews

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Winter is just around the corner and state officials are boosting their payrolls in order to deal with winter weather. IDOT is hiring road crew personnel to help keep highways and bridges clear. Each position requires a valid class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with an “N” or “X” endorsement and non-restricted air...

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