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Conference Committee Hearing Thursday On Pensions
(Springfield, IL) -- A group of Illinois lawmakers are meeting in Chicago later this week in hopes of coming up with a pension fix. State Rep Jil Tracy says the main goal of the conference committee is to come up with a plan to make the state's pension system sustainable and solvent for the long term. She believes a solvent pension system means more money for education and public safety across Illinois. The conference committee hearing on Thursday at 11 a.m. will be streamed live at ILGA.gov.
Three Shootings In One Day In Champaign
(Champaign, IL) -- Champaign Police are trying to locate the person responsible for three shootings on Saturday. One incident on North Neil Street sent a male gunshot victim to Carle Hospital. A woman in the same area ran to a car after someone pointed a handgun at her. The man
driving the car was then shot. Anyone with information about the shootings should call Crime Stoppers.
Tenaska Energy Plant Nixed
(Taylorville, IL) -- The Nebraska company Tenaska is canceling plans to build an electricity generating plant in Taylorville. Tanaska officials on Friday cited changing economics and a lack of support from Illinois officials in announcing their decision. The plant would have converted coal into synthetic natural gas.
Blackhawks Win Game Five Over Boston Bruins
(Chicago, IL) -- Patrick Kane scored twice to power the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final. Dave Bolland added an empty-net goal late for the Blackhawks, who take a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven series. Corey Crawford made 23 saves in the cage for Chicago, which could hoist the Stanley Cup with a victory in Game Six from Boston on Monday night.
White Sox Sneak Past KC Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- Jordan Danks scored on a sac fly in the top of the ninth inning as the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Saturday. Jeff Keppinger was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while reliever Jesse Crain picked up the win. Reliever Aaron Crow took the loss for the Royals, who have dropped four in-a-row.
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