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State Republicans To Choose Chairman Next Week
Eight candidates are in the running to be the next chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. The state GOP Central Committee is scheduled to meet next Saturday in Springfield to pick their next leader following the resignation of Pat Brady. One of the more well-known finalists is former Congressman Joe Walsh, who lost his seat to Democrat Tammy Duckworth in last year's election.
Nearly 600 State Employees Earn More Than The Governor
The latest earnings figures for Illinois state employees show that nearly 600 of those workers earn more than Governor Pat Quinn. According to the 2012 data, Rober Stanley Rupnik earned over 357-thousand dollars last year, nearly double the governor's salary. Rupnik oversees investments for the Teachers Retirement System of Illinois. Eight of the
remaining top-ten non-education employees work for the state Department of Human Resources, which oversees state-run medical centers. Governor Quinn earns just over 177-thousand dollars a year.
State DOT Suspends Road Work To Make Traveling Easier
The state Department of Transportation is doing what it can to help ease the crush of Memorial Day weekend traffic. IDOT has suspended all but the most necessary road work this weekend. That means there are more open lanes for holiday travelers through midnight Monday. However, IDOT warns travelers that reduced speed limits are still in effect in construction zones, even if no workers are present.
Memorial To Illinois Servicemembers Unveiled In Des Plaines
An artist from Matoon is being hailed for a unique memorial that pays tribute to Illinois servicemembers who have died since the 9-11 attacks in 2001. Cameron Schilling has hand-drawn portraits of most of the 306 Illinois military men and women who have died in the nearly 12 years since the 9-11 attacks. Governor Pat Quinn helped unveil the memorial yesterday at the Des Plaines oasis on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. The exhibit is slated to tour various oases on the tollway through July 4th.
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