Focus – 5/25
Focus – 5/25

Guests:  SafeElectricity.Org’s Molly Hall, Illinois Representative Tom Cross, Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen, and Springfield School Board President Mike Zimmers.  Show Date:  May 25, 2014

Recent Headlines

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

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Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

Rep Tim Butler

State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

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Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.

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Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction


The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.

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Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges


A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.

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Durbin, Rauner Urge Calm in Chicago

Jason Van Dyke

Politicians from both parties are hoping for calm after a video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times is released.