• Pension talks stagnate

    by  • February 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The first big meeting in this new legislative session between unions and lawmakers didn’t produce much in the way of solving the state’s public pension crisis. Among those in attendance at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Burr Ridge: Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), a handful of state senators and union...

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    Latino gang member sentenced

    by  • February 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A high-ranking leader of a Chicago street gang that has a nationwide presence has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for conspiracy and other charges involving murder and drug trafficking. Prosecutors say Vicente Garcia Jr., went by the nickname “Disciple Killer” and was second in command in the Almighty Latin King Nation. In...

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    High-speed chase leads to arrest in Marion County

    by  • February 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed chase that started with a Central City pursuit just after 8:30 Monday night on Highway 51 and ended with the arrest of a 27-year-old Odin man. Speeds reportedly reached 90 mph during some points in the pursuit, with the suspect, Travis Lee Finley allegedly tossing...

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    Ethics office says congressman not cooperating

    by  • February 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The office investigating U.S. Representative Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois republican violated campaign fundraising laws says freshman Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t cooperating with the probe. A report released Wednesday by the Office of Congressional Ethics indicates Davis refused to cooperate. Davis is a republican from Taylorville and in a statement yesterday, he emphasized...

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