• Pension deal uncertain as Ill. veto session nears

    by  • October 3, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposed solution to Illinois’ historic $100 million pension crisis is hanging in the balance as the state Legislature’s October veto session approaches. Key Democrats on a pension panel are pushing a plan to save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years, but Republican lawmakers want a number...

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    Quinn takes payroll case to state supreme court

    by  • October 3, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker salaries was unconstitutional. Attorneys for Quinn filed a motion with the court Wednesday. They say the case deserves an “expeditious and conclusive” ruling by the state’s highest court. Quinn vetoed money...

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    Misdemeanor charges for man arrested for endangerment

    by  • October 3, 2013

    A 38-year-old Centralia man was charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting a police officer, after an incident Tuesday in which he is alleged to have held his infant child in his vehicle following a drunken dispute and refused to give the child to his wife or police. Bail...

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    Get Covered Illinois sees more than 231,000 visits

    by  • October 3, 2013

    Illinois officials say more than 231,000 people have visited the Get Covered Illinois website, many of them looking for information on new options for health insurance. The Illinois website routes people to a state Medicaid enrollment site or to a federal website depending on household income. The Medicaid side of the system appears to...

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