• Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    by  • July 11, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars. Reps. Fred Crespo, Marty Moylan and Don Moffitt are among those who plan to give the minimum $3,100 bump they’ll see in...

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    Topinka latest politician to tour Murray; Quinn still absent

    by  • July 11, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka toured the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia Thursday, later meeting with Murray parents and local legislators at the Corner Café. Topinka said she was impressed with the center, and the obvious love and care that are given the residents. She noted several times how Murray...

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    IEMA urges Illinoisans to prepare for dangerous heat

    by  • July 11, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard.  Yet many people still don’t take heat dangers seriously. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies will be working to increase awareness of heat safety throughout July, traditionally one of the hottest...

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    Police chief shoots suspect during bank robbery

    by  • July 11, 2014

    PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a police chief visiting a western Kentucky bank shot and killed an armed man who entered the bank wearing a stocking over his head. Kentucky State Police say Princeton Police Chief Don Weedman ordered the man to put down his gun, but instead the man fired at Weedman....

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    Mt. Vernon teen’s jogging death likely natural causes

    by  • July 11, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks says a teen who collapsed while jogging likely died of natural causes. Sixteen-year-old Dakota Mitchem went out for a run Wednesday morning when he had trouble breathing and collapsed. Mitchem was taken to Crossroads Hospital where he was pronounced dead Toxicology is pending but the...

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