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New Report Criticizes One Pension Plan

A new study gives thumbs down to one proposal for pension reform.

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St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak Service to be Disrupted

Amtrak service between St. Louis and Chicago will be interrupted starting Friday.

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Police Use Videos to Combat Heroin Use

State law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use.

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IDNR Proposes 60 Day Duck Hunting Season

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing 60-day duck-hunting seasons for 2013 and 2014.

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Authorities Report String of Bar Robberies

A rash of burglaries at local taverns has police looking for suspects.

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Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are investigating two shootings.

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Governor’s Day at the State Fair

Illinois Democrats celebrated as much unity as they could during the county chairmen’s breakfast, the prelude to Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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Mayor’s Appointment to Police Commission Generates Controversy

A little used commission has generated controversy over a potential appointment.

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Topinka Hopes New Commission Will Help Non-Profits Get Paid

Stand in line…that’s what many have to do to get a check from the state for services rendered and the comptroller says non-profit groups are hurting the most.

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Ag. Dept: No Added Butter Cow Security

Organizers of the Illinois State Fair say they’re not changing security procedures after vandals threw paint on a butter cow at the state fair in Iowa.

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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

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The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

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The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

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The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.