• Mt. Vernon man charged with sex abuse

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    According to the Mt. Vernon police, a girl under the age of 13 was taken to a St. Louis area hospital over the weekend, the apparent victim of sexual abuse. Police say 26-year-old Michael C. Bratcher was arrested in connection with that incident, which allegedly took place Saturday. The girl was first taken to...

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    AFSCME threatening to reject contract

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    The state’s largest employee union is threatening to dump the contract it just approved. According to Kurt Erickson, with the Quad City Times, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, which represents more than 35,000 prison guards, social service workers and child welfare employees, said it is considering a new vote...

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    Madigan proposes Illinois pension changes

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    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a comprehensive pension-reform package that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases. The Chicago Democrat filed an amendment Tuesday to legislation that got Senate approval last month. Madigan plans a House committee hearing Wednesday. The plan tweaks ideas proposed...

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