August 31, 2012

Arbitrator: Quinn, Prisons Violated Union Contract

Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after an arbitrator ruled Gov. Pat Quinn's administration violated workers' rights in rushing to close them.Arbitrator Steven Bierig concluded Friday that the state departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice did not properly negotiate with workers over the impact of closing the supermax Tamms prison, the Dwight women's lockup and several juvenile facilities.


August 30, 2012

Child Abduction Attempts Prompt Stranger Danger Classes

Reports of two attempted child abductions in Champaign last week hit close to home for the Champaign County chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The child involved in one of the incidents happens to be a participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  That’s prompted the organization to sponsor two classes on “Stranger Danger” for the public, next month at the Champaign Public Library.


August 26, 2012

Indiana Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud

An Indiana crackdown on people who are collecting unemployment illegally has led to more than a dozen felony convictions so far this year, and state officials say they plan to keep up the heat.


August 24, 2012

One Dead, 2 Hurt, in Terre Haute Shooting

Police say one person was killed and two others were wounded when an Indiana State University student fired shots in a parking lot of the Terre Haute campus.


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