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Senate group advocates for local coal usage

DECATUR– Democratic State Senator Andy Manar and other downstate lawmakers are stepping up to the plate to promote the usage of local coal.   Manar and state reps from Williamson and Montgomery Counties spoke out against the state outsourcing and importing coal from the western United States.   “Illinois energy companies spend an inordinate amount…Continue Reading

Concussion Test

IHSA creates working group to address youth concussion concerns

CHICAGO (AP) — The governing body of Illinois high school sports is creating a new concussions-related advisory council that’ll include former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson’s son.   That and other initiatives the Illinois High School Association is announcing Tuesday comes in the wake of a class-action suit alleging the IHSA isn’t doing enough to protect…Continue Reading

IDOT Hearing

City officials focus on Brush College developments during IDOT hearing

DECATUR–  The Illinois Department of Transportation’s statewide listening tour made a stop in Decatur today (Monday) to hear what residents, city, and economic development officials had to say about future roadwork.   “It is important to us to be able to take inventory of what is important to the people that live in these areas,”…Continue Reading

Mike Thomas & Tim Beckman

Illinois AD Thomas backs Beckman despite player allegations

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas says he backs football coach Tim Beckman following allegations by a former player that his injuries were mishandled.   Thomas says he still plans a full review of the claims made by former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic (svee-YAHN’-oh-vich). Thomas says he believes Beckman put “the welfare…Continue Reading

Chapin Rose Action

Rose: Many knew pension restructuring law was unconsitutional

DECATUR–  While the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that declared the 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional will send lawmakers back to the drawing board, it didn’t come as a surprise to everybody.   State Senator Chapin Rose says the Friday decision by the Illinois Supreme Court was exactly what he thought it would be, “It was…Continue Reading

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