• DHS warns providers, payments could be delayed for months

    by  • April 29, 2013

    In a Department of Human Services letter dated April 29, 2013, Kevin Casey, the director of developmental disabilities for the agency, informs all providers for the developmentally disabled that the agency has not received full  funding for the full year, which has caused delays in paying for their services. He added that if additional...

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    Luectefeld week in review

    by  • April 29, 2013

    The Illinois Senate approved more than 120 bills this week in anticipation of the April 25th deadline to move Senate bills to the Illinois House for review by lawmakers in that chamber. Increasing transparency of the state grant process was the focus of a legislative package overwhelmingly approved by the Senate, while a Senate...

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    Salem PD looks for info on dog killed by car

    by  • April 29, 2013

    On Saturday, April 26th at approx. 9:57 p.m., Salem police responded to the area of Selmaville Road and U.S. Route 50 for a report of a dog hit by a car.  No vehicle was identified however the dog was lying in the traffic lanes severely injured.  On arrival the officers were able to obtain...

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    Ill. AG seeks extension on gun appeal

    by  • April 29, 2013

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to file an appeal on a court order that the state enact a law allowing public possession of firearms. Madigan spokeswoman Natalie Bauer says the Democrat filed a petition Monday asking for an extension until June 24....

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    Quinn: Cities should approve concealed guns

    by  • April 29, 2013

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is holding fast to his position that legislation calling for the carrying of concealed weapons should allow city governments to decide their own standards. But the democratic governor’s preference goes against lawmakers, who have given such ideas a chilly reception. The General Assembly has until June 9 to end Illinois’...

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    BCMW names scholarship recipients

    by  • April 29, 2013

    BCMW Community Services has awarded ten $500 scholarships through the education component of the community services block grant program for the 2013-2014 school year. The recipients and the colleges they will attend are from Bond County, Ineva Asaro, Brittany Duren and Maci Robertson, all of whom will attend Kaskaskia College and Annette Wright, who...

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