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Wednesday, September 11, 201309/11/2013

Quinn: 9/11 is “Patriot Day”

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Gov. Pat Quinn is marking the 12th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, proclaiming today as Patriot Day in Illinois.

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Wednesday, September 11, 201309/11/2013

Illinois State University Finds 2nd Bomb Threat in a Month

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Illinois State University says another threatening message has been found in a bathroom where a handwritten bomb threat was found last month.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Chatham Approves $1 Water Rate Hike

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It’s going to cost Chatham residents $1 more to water the lawn, wash the dishes or use water in general.…

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Springfield Using Improper Methodology to Award Police Pensions

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In documents obtained by WTAX, it appears the city of Springfield has been applying an inapporpriate methodology to award city police pensions and benefits upon retirement.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Capitol Renovation Funding Suspended

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Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for the next phase of a pricey renovation project at the state Capitol that’s caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Missing Effingham Co. Girl Found Dead; Uncle Charged With Murder

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An Effingham County man has been charged with murder in the death of his seven year old niece.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

SHG Responds to Concerns Following Outdoor Mass

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Sacred Heart Griffin High School is responding to public concerns after two dozen students fell ill at an outdoor Mass on Monday.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

No Surprises in Weekly Crop Report

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Again, Illinois farmers are waiting for rain.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Dwight Prison Plan on Hold

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A Livingston County proposal to house inmates in a portion of a now-closed state prison is in limbo after the sheriff said he’s leaving his post.

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Tuesday, September 10, 201309/10/2013

Carnival Workers Charged in Farmer City Murder

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Two carnival workers are in custody after they were charged with the weekend stabbing and strangulation death of a man whose body was found in an alley during a Farmer City festival.