• Senate subcommittee takes up GMO labeling issue

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Food Labeling heard from both sides of the GMO food labeling issue during a hearing Thursday, on the campus of Illinois State University. Although comments from the audience were not allowed, it was evident that emotions ran high among the 200 people gathered at the bone student center. ISU...

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    Tree workshop to be held in Salem

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    City of Salem Mayor John Raymer has announced that the city will be holding a two-day tree inventory and assessment workshop as part of its parks sustainability program at William Jennings Bryan Memorial Park next Wednesday and Thursday. Professor Emeritus Tom Green of Western Illinois University will be on hand to work with participants...

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    Most Committee Members Backed Bigger Pension Cuts

    by  • June 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) – Eight of the 10 members of a committee tackling Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis supported a proposal to unilaterally cut benefits. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to form a bipartisan committee to try to end a stalemate between the House and Senate. Legislative leaders appointed the members. The Senate members are Democrats Linda Holmes,...

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    Ill. county GOP chair resigns over ‘racist’ email

    by  • June 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County has resigned after writing what’s been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ primary challenger. Illinois Republican Party chairman Jack Dorgan says he accepted Jim Allen’s resignation on Thursday afternoon. Allen wrote an email Tuesday suggesting Erika Harold could...

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