• ATF investigating Caseyville Police Department

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was investigating the Caseyville Police Department at the time Police Chief J.D. Roth took his life. The Belleville News-Democrat reports it obtained documents from the Caseyville and Fairview Heights police departments noting the investigation. Interim Police Chief Frank Moore says the status of department firearms...

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    Pension crisis hurting Ill. taxpayers

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois is paying the price — in both dollars and reputation — for years of ignored warnings about its pension crisis. For decades, lawmaker have skipped or shorted payments to state retirement funds, creating a $97 billion pension shortfall and giving Illinois the lowest credit rating of any state. That means when Illinois tries...

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