• Williamson County deputy arrested for DUI

    by  • March 5, 2013

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    A Southern Illinois sheriff says the job status of one of his deputies is cloudy after he was arrested for suspected drunken driving for the second time in five years. Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says 48-year-old deputy Shaunn Curry was charged with driving under the influence. He was stopped last Friday on Illinois 13...

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    Political icon, Dawn Clark Netsch dead at 86

    by  • March 5, 2013

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    An Illinois political icon, former Illinois comptroller and longtime state Senator Dawn Clark Netsch has passed away at the age of 86. Netsch recently announced she was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as ALS. The Illinois democrat the first woman elected to a major state office or to  a major ticket to...

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    Conceal Carry stalls in the House

    by  • March 5, 2013

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    It doesn’t look like concealed-carry will be ready for a vote in the Illinois House anytime soon. however, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Harrisburg democrat says there is not much time left to make a decision.  Phelps says they know there is still going to be negotiation and the good thing about it the...

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    House bill looks to enroll more in Medicaid

    by  • March 5, 2013

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    The Illinois House will soon take up a bill allowing more low-income residents to enroll in Medicaid. When the bill passed the senate, republicans voiced concern about the validity of its opt-out clause, but state rep. Sara Feigenholtz, a Chicago democrat and the House sponsor, says that’s not an issue. Her measure says if...

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    Injunction filed in Murray Center lawsuit

    by  • March 4, 2013

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    The federal lawsuit to keep open the Warren G. Murray Center is moving forward, with a preliminary injunction filed last week that would prohibit further movement by the State in its efforts to shutter the Centralia facility. According to Chicago attorney Judith Sherwin, who has filed the case on behalf of the Murray Parents’...

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    Quinn: Budget ‘difficult’ because of pension

    by  • March 4, 2013

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    Gov. Pat Quinn says the state budget he’ll present this week will be “hard and difficult” because of Illinois’ massive pension debt. The Democrat told reporters Monday he has to lay out the facts for the lawmakers to see the strain Illinois’ nearly $100 billion in unfunded liability is going to affect other areas....

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