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Another Meeting On Pension Reform Monday
Another meeting on pension reform is scheduled for Monday. Governor Pat Quinn will hold talks with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Madigan and Cullerton don't see eye-to-eye on what to do about pension reform. Both have their own plans. However, the Senate voted down the House plan and the House failed to vote on the Senate proposal.
New Law Would Make Tossing Cigarette Butts A Crime
Legislation that will make it a crime to toss a cigarette butt to the ground is headed to the governor for his signature. Under the bill, cigarette butts would be added to the list of items for which a person could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor for littering. If found guilty, a smoker could
be fined a maximum of 15-hundred dollars. The law would be added to the state's Litter Control Act.
Gas Hits Four-Dollar Mark In Some Areas
Gas prices in some areas of the state are no longer edging near the four-dollar mark. Some gas pumps have hit it. According to Gasbuddy.com, the average for Champaign is just over $4.18 a gallon, the highest its ever been. Danville leaders say the city was already at four-bucks a gallon. In addition, Decatur is getting near the mark. Locally, gas is averaging $3.99 per gallon.
Hall Of Fame Pitcher Visiting Peoria
A baseball hall of famer is in Peoria this weekend. Former St. Louis Cardinals hurler Bob Gibson is in town for IPMR's annual Legend at the Ballpark benefit. He'll throw out the first pitch and sign autographs at tonight's Peoria Chiefs game. Yesterday, Gibson visited Senior World and met with some of his fans. The two-time Cy Young Award winner says it's nice to be remembered.
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