• Four Illinois toddlers drown within a week

    by  • June 20, 2013

    The drowning of a 2-year-old suburban Chicago child Tuesday is the fourth drowning reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in the past week. The agency is reminding parents and caregivers of the need to constantly supervise children when they’re near water. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of...

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    Arbitrator finds in favor of Murray employees

    by  • June 20, 2013

    The battle to save Murray Center has chalked up another victory, after an arbitrator on Tuesday ordered the Murray Center to follow procedure and restore staff to their previous roles within the community discharge process, after employees filed a grievance saying they were being cut out of meetings and the standard operating procedure. “This...

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    Davis disavows email calling rival ‘street walker’

    by  • June 19, 2013

    (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is distancing himself from a GOP supporter who made harsh remarks about a Davis challenger. An email reportedly from Montgomery County GOP Chairman Joe Allen called Erika Harold of Urbana a “street walker” and “love child” of Democrats. It predicted she will be hired by a law firm...

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    Union back wages to be paid

    by  • June 19, 2013

    (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will start paying overdue raises to unionized workers July 1 even though lawmakers didn’t approve extra funding. An email from the executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees obtained by the AP Wednesday says employees in six...

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    Two men indicted in St. Clair County drug scandal

    by  • June 19, 2013

    (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two men in connection with the arrest of a former St. Clair County judge who resigned over drug charges. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 34-year-old Sean D. McGilvery and James D. Fogarty were indicted on Tuesday. Fogarty is a former St. Clair County probation officer. McGilvery is...

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