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Inmate Dies At Graham Correctional Center
(Hillsboro, IL) -- An inmate at Graham Correctional Center was found unresponsive in his cell last night. A spokesperson says staff began performing life saving measures on the 26-year-old inmate just after 7:00 p.m. Emergency crews arrived a short time later and continued those measures, but the inmate was pronounced dead around 7:33 p.m. The Department of Corrections does not suspect foul play at this time but the incident is under investigation.
Senate Plans To Introduce New Pension Proposal
(Springfield, IL) -- Senate President John Cullerton says he'll introduce a new pension proposal today. He says this proposal will be nearly identical to the bill the Senate passed last May, which gave workers the option to keep their cost of living adjustments now and forego free health care in retirement or reduce their COLA's now and keep health care. The Teachers Retirement
System and the University Employee Retirement System were left out of the original bill because of the cost shift proposal, but Cullerton says those two systems will be included in a new bill. Any new pension plan will start from scratch today because a new general assembly is being sworn in.
Illegal Immigrants Will Soon Drive Legally
(Springfield, IL) -- Governor Quinn plans to sign a bill designed to give illegal immigrants the right to drive. He says giving them a temporary drivers license will not only save lives on Illinois roads, but it save drivers about 46-million dollars in insurance premiums each year. About 250-thousand illegal immigrants will be able to apply for the temporary license, once the program is implemented.
Senate GOP Getting New Leadership
(Mattoon, IL) -- State Senator Dale Righter is giving up his leadership position. He's held the second highest position among Republicans in the Senate for the past four years. It's required him to be on the road a lot during campaign seasons, raising money for other GOP members of the Senate. But, he says it's time to let someone else fill the role. Righter plans to spend more time at home with his two high school aged sons.
Litchfield Teachers Agree To New Contract
(Litchfield, IL) -- Teachers in Litchfield have approved a new contract with the school district. Though details are still vague, the new two-year deal does give teachers a raise in pay. It's not clear if they'll get the three percent increase they requested. Representatives on both end of the debate say they reached a deal after everyone agreed to compromise on several issues. The teachers have been working without a contract since August and were planning to strike today.
University Offers Free Emancipation Proclamation Course
(Springfield, IL) -- Anyone interested in learning more about the Emancipation Proclamation can pick up a free class at the University of Illinois in Springfield. The eight week online class will offer insight into slavery and President Lincoln's fight to eradicate it. This year marks the 150th year since he signed the law, freeing slaves in southern states. The class is not just open to Illinois residents, but anyone around the world is eligible to sign up for the class, which begins January 28th. Participants won't get any academic credit for the course.
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