• Officials: At least 2 critical after plant blast

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    Officials say at least two people are in critical condition after an explosion at a manufacturing plant in southwestern Illinois. Authorities say 10 people were taken to hospitals after the explosion yesterday at the American steel foundries plant in Granite City.. Granite City Fire Capt. Bert Houston says the explosion occurred after gas caught...

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    Lawmakers agree on one component of pension reform

    by  • March 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Lawmakers have found at least one fix for the State’s multibillion-dollar pension problem that could pass the Illinois house. Two republicans joined democrats yesterday in voting 65-7 to cap the salary that pension benefits are based on at the social security index. Currently that’s $113,000 per year. Supporters estimate it could save Illinois $1...

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    Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

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    Don’t forget to set your clocks forward before you go to bed Saturday night, as 2 a.m. Sunday marks the start of daylight savings time for 2013. There are a few tasks you should tackle this weekend and maybe make a habit of doing every time we set our clocks forward. Test your smoke...

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    Sequester cuts are starting to take effect

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    The first sign is long lines for security at O’Hare airport. “we are already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry, the big airports, for example. Some of them had very long lines,” says homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano. Coming soon will be cuts to subsidized flights in Decatur, Marion and...

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