• ISP warns conceal carry not yet active

    by  • July 10, 2013

    Illinois State Police on Tuesday issued a statement warning that even though concealed carry is law, people shouldn’t start carrying a gun just yet. The General Assembly’s override of Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto means House Bill 183 is now law. However, that law gives Illinois State Police 180 days to set up the...

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    BCMW starting summer energy assistance program

    by  • July 10, 2013

    Starting July 15, 2013, BCMW Community Services will begin taking appointments for the summer energy assistance program. Appointments cannot be made before July 15th. The program runs until July 26, 2013 or until funding is exhausted.  The program targets at risk households, which includes seniors age 60 and above, households with children 5 years...

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    Quinn halts legislator pay; Topinka questions legality

    by  • July 10, 2013

    Governor Pat Quinn has suspended salaries and stipends to Illinois representatives and senators until pension reform is enacted. He also says he will also not draw a salary until reform is in place. As we predicted earlier Wednesday, Quinn issued a line-item veto of House Bill 214 to suspend pay for Illinois state legislators....

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    Washington County kicks off fair

    by  • July 9, 2013

    The 2013 Washington County Fair gets underway today. An ITPA tractor pull will kick off at 7 p.m. this evening in the grandstand at 7p.m., with $10,500 in prize money. Also, 4H animal shows get underway with judging of cats and rabbits at 6:30pm, judging of small pets projects also at 6:30pm, and judging...

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