• Pension crisis hurting Ill. taxpayers

    by  • June 25, 2013

    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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    *FOUND* Police searching for missing Pana woman

    by  • June 24, 2013

    UPDATE: A 69-year-old Pana woman we reported last night as missing has been found. Viola Howell was last seen between 7 a.m. and noon Sunday at the Walgreens in Pana. No details have been released regarding her condition or the circumstances that led to her being reported as missing. Pana police are looking for...

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    Water service work scheduled in Salem

    by  • June 24, 2013

    On Tuesday, June 25 water service will be temporarily disconnected to all residence West of 2025 W. Main St. in Salem, for approximately three hours. This includes all of the Texas Camp area continuing west to Hoots Chapel Road. Work is intended to begin around 9 a.m. When water service is returned customers will...

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