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GOP Party Adjusts To Life After Brady
Illinois GOP officials are adjusting to yesterday's announcement that Chairman Pat Brady would step down. Some Republicans say Brady's resignation -- amidst a recent controversy stemming from his public support for the state's gay marriage bill -- is a chance for the party to re-establish itself. Brady said he was leaving his post because of his wife's health.
Retired Teachers Group Vows To Fight Pension Plan
Retired Illinois teachers say a union-backed pension plan is unconstitutional. The Illinois Retired Teachers Association says its members will fight the proposal which calls for changes in pension benefits for active and retired employees. The I-R-T-A says it represents 35-thousand people across the state.
Residents Oppose Ameren Rate Hike Plans
Residents in Decatur are speaking out against proposed utility rate hikes. Concerned senior citizens gathered at last night's Town Hall meeting at the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center to lobby against Ameren's
planned rate hikes. In particular seniors say they plan to lean on Illinois lawmakers to prevent any increase in their rates.
Prague School To Rename Itself After Ex-Mayor
The memory of Chicago's 35th mayor will live on thanks to a school in the Czech Republic. The "Tribune" says officials from a school in the city of Prague plan to rename their institution in honor of Anton Cermak. The one-time Chicago mayor and native of what is now called the Czech Republic will be honored today, the 140th anniversary of his birthday. In 1933, Cermak was assassinated by an anti-government Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Zangara.
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