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Shutdown crimps Ill. region's prized recreation
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For months, Steve O'Neal had set his sights on trolling southern Illinois' Rend Lake for crappies, having never fished that water in any of the angling outings he enjoys once a year with his buddies.Continued ...
Pension deal uncertain as Ill. veto session nears
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — As the Illinois Legislature prepares to reconvene this month, key Democrats tasked with helping solve the state's crippling public pension problem are pushing a plan that would save $138 billion over 30 years, but also warning that continued partisan squabbling could scuttle any deal.Continued ...
Parolee accused of murder never got ankle monitor
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An ex-convict accused of killing a man shortly after getting out of prison under Illinois' revamped early-release program hadn't been fitted with an electronic ankle monitor, as he should have been, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.Continued ...
Illinois launches health insurance marketplace
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 71,000 people visited Illinois' new health insurance marketplace by late Tuesday, the first opportunity to comparison shop for coverage through a system that's a key piece of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.Continued ...
Illinois readies for potential federal shutdown
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of workers at military installations and federal employees based in Illinois prepared Monday for a possible federal government shutdown and unpaid time off.Continued ...
Lawyer: Ex-Murray residents facing poor conditions
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A lawyer fighting against the closure of a developmental center in southern Illinois says its former residents have been moved to unsafe homes.Continued ...
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- Shutdown crimps Ill. region's prized recreation