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Question of Back Pay for State Employees Could Face Lawmakers in November

Lawmakers’ opinions differ as to whether they must act

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More Hearings to be Scheduled for Shredding Case

The city is asking the court to force Christian to turn over his records;

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Guilty Plea in 2010 Murder of Mother, Daughter

A guilty plea Thursday resulted in in a 46-year prison sentence

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Still No 24-Hour Casinos

Around-the-clock gambling will not be allowed at Illinois casinos

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Ready … Set … Inaction

Lawmakers cancel today’s session

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Lawmakers Again Hear about Gambling Expansion

Refresh arguments for and against

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Indoor Pot Operation Taken Down

Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT) raided a home in the 400 block of West Canedy Street

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Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Have Their Say

In the first two days of the fall veto session, there have been two rallies and two points of view – and no vote.

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Ameren Illinois Predicts Lower Natural Gas Prices

The average price for a therm of natural gas will drop between 3.5 and 7 percent this winter.

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City Council Green Lights Magro’s off Stevenson Dr.

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Aldermen approved the variance on a 9-1 vote, Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner was the lone no vote.

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Eastbound Monroe St. Reduced by Capitol

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Public Works says multiple service valves have broken and they need to be repaired.

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Portions of Chatham Under Boil Order

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Residents and businesses in the area on West Walnut St. from Route 4 to College might experience low water pressure or no water pressure at all.

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Barr, Regan Agree to Sheriff’s Race Debate on WTAX Oct. 31

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The two candidates have sparred back and forth in recent weeks through press releases and, in some cases, have cancelled other debates due to perceived hostilities.