Group asks what Carlinville mayor, council are hiding

John Kraft has a simple answer to his group’s conflict with Carlinville: Send us your credit card statement. After Kraft, co-founder of the Edgar County Watchdogs, came away from a recent Carlinville board meeting believing that Mayor Deanna Demuzio deliberately concealed credit card statements, he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Mt Vernon retired firefighters will collect an estimated $18,989,716 more in pensions than they saved

Mt Vernon retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 18,989,716 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. Mt Vernon’s 25 retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 748,635 over their More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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West Frankfort retired firefighters will collect an estimated $6,665,894 more in pensions than they saved

West Frankfort retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 6,665,894 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. West Frankfort’s seven retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 225,230 More...

By Colby Applegate On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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Metropolis retired firefighters will collect an estimated $2,876,311 more in pensions than they saved

Metropolis retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 2,876,311 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. Metropolis’ three retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 143,184 over More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Sterling retired firefighters will collect an estimated $41,872,095 more in pensions than they saved

Sterling retired firefighters will collect an estimated $ 41,872,095 more in pensions than they saved from their own paycheks. Sterling’s 35 retired firefighters saved just a total of $ 1,718,290 over their More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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GOP says Dems’ five-point plan needs sharpening

SPRINGFIELD — An upcoming Democratic plan expected to focus on five elements – campaign finance, criminal justice, education funds, health care and budget matters – seems to have overlooked two things More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Roger Daltrey unveils unique ‘work of art’ Rolls-Royce he helped design

ROGER Daltrey was among a number of musical icons who today unveiled a series of unique Rolls-Royces they helped design. Daily Express :: Cars Feed  More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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NHL shouldn’t expect special treatment in Olympic talks, IOC says

A representative for the International Olympic Committee says the National Hockey League shouldn’t expect special treatment in negotiations for its participation in the upcoming Winter Games. CBC | World More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Fear on the farm: In Vermont, migrant dairy workers and their bosses worry about Trump

Vermont’s dairy industry depends on migrant labour to keep the milk flowing. Now, fears of a crackdown by the Trump administration on illegal immigrants has many farm workers living in fear, and farmers are More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Trump signs order sweeping away Obama’s clean power plan to address climate change

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says are hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups More...