• Pensions take center stage in House

    by  • February 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is on board with the newest Illinois House pension solution plan. Spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon says the Chicago democrat plans to amend his proposed pension fix with language from a bipartisan House plan announced yesterday. But Cullerton would retain other provisions he says would ensure the plan’s constitutionality. House republican...

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    Thursday feel good story

    by  • February 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    Here’s a feel good story: 18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan had no idea that when he stopped for directions last week he’d meet a man who would change his life. Restaurant owner Art Bouvier was laying salt rock outside his Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis when Reagan stopped and asked how far it was to his destination....

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    Three CORHLS Students Are State Scholars

    by  • February 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three seniors from Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School in Centralia have been named as 2013-2014 Illinois State Scholars. Receiving the honor are seniors Caitlin Fuehne, Hayden Klockenga and Eleanor Rueter. The prestigious award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), recognized 17,515 high school students from across the state as this...

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    BREAKING NEWS: Tentative agreement reached on state union contract

    by  • February 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    A tentative agreement has been reached on a state union contract.  Last night at approximately 12:30 a.m., the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) state bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Quinn Administration. Details of the tentative agreement will be released after the union’s membership...

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    Thursday last day for IDES in Centralia

    by  • February 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Thursday will be the last day the employment services office in Centralia will be open for service, as federal budget cuts have forced the closure of not only the Centralia facility, but six other similar offices across the state. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that while it will not provide services at...

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