• Knife weilding man robs nursing home

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    Authorities in Union County are trying to locate a man they say used a knife to rob a nursing home of drugs. The holdup took place Monday morning at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. The man fled after stealing drugs from a storage area. No one was hurt in the robbery.  

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    Women still earn less than male counterparts

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    Professional women in Illinois make about $11,500 less than their male counterparts. That’s according to Congresswoman Robin Kelly, who’s backing a plan designed to close the pay gap between men and women. It’s been 50 years since the equal pay act went into effect and though there have been significant strides, Kelly says things...

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    AG weighs in on pension crisis

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    Illinois’ attorney general is weighing in on the pension crisis. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it benefits no one for lawmakers to remain at a stalemate over public pension reform. “It inures to nobody’s benefit whatsoever for the pension crisis to continue in the state of Illinois,” Madigan said. Madigan says if the pension...

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    Police looking for suspicious man

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    Trenton police seek information on a man who gave candy to children in the 400 block of north Main Street in Trenton Saturday until speeding off when approached by an adult. The middle-aged white male was driving a four-door passenger car, wearing a ball cap and sunglasses. The man was handing out Rudolph the...

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