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Peoria Cat Workers Vote Down Contract Offer – 3/28/17

>>Peoria Cat Workers Vote Down Contract Offer UAW workers at Caterpillar facilities in Peoria are going to have to vote again on the company's latest contract offer. UAW Local 974 is the only union group to vote down the contract. No one is saying why. The rest of Cat's UAW workers over the weekend approved the plan which includes pay raises, a no strike/no lock out clause, and a severance package for workers at the soon to-be closed Aurora…

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Emanuel: Chicago Will Always Welcome Immigrants – 3/28/17

>>Emanuel: Chicago Will Always Welcome Immigrants Mayor Emanuel is standing firm on Chicago's status as a sanctuary city despite threats from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The head of the U.S. Justice Department said yesterday the he'll cut federal funding to cities, counties or states that shelter illegal immigrants. In response, Emanuel told CNBC's "Closing Bell" that Chicago will remain a welcoming city for immigrants. He said the city is going to honor those people who will…

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State Lawmakers To Discuss New School Funding Reform Plan – 3/28/17

>>State Lawmakers To Discuss New School Funding Reform Plan Illinois lawmakers could be discussing a new school funding reform plan as early as this week. State Senator Andy Manar introduced a measure that would ensure no school district will receive less money. Only districts in need would get additional state financial…

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Top Democrat Fears No Budget Until 2019 – 3/28/17

>>Top Democrat Fears No Budget Until 2019 Illinois could be a long way from a state budget. A top statehouse Democrat, state Senator Don Harmon, yesterday said he doesn't see the state getting a budget until after the November 2018 election. Experts warn Illinois' unpaid bills could nearly double by then, to 24-billion…

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New Poll Shows Huge Support For Legal Marijuana – 3/28/17

>>New Poll Shows Huge Support For Legal Marijuana Most people in Illinois want to see marijuana legalized. A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says 66-percent of voters want legal, recreational marijuana. The poll says 74-percent of people want to see pot at least decriminalized. The poll says majorities of both political parties support both ideas, though there is a difference between younger and older…

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No ‘Universal Plate’ For Illinois Drivers Yet – 3/27/17

>>No 'Universal Plate' For Illinois Drivers Yet There's a reason you don't see any of Illinois' new 'universal plates.' Not enough people have ordered them. Lawmakers created the 'universal plate' two years ago to replace the hodge-podge of specialty license plates. But the state won't make the new plates until two-thousand people per specialty plate order one. The Secretary of State's office says that hasn't happened…

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Chicago Police Union Boss To Meet With Trump – 3/27/17

>>Chicago Police Union Boss To Meet With Trump The head of Chicago's police union is getting a sit down with President Trump. No one is saying when Dean Angelo will meet with the Trump team, but the Fraternal Order of Police announced over the weekend that there will be a meeting. The president has frequently tweeted about Chicago and its problems with gang…

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AW To Announce Contract Vote Today – 3/27/17

>>UAW To Announce Contract Vote Today We could know by the end of the day if Caterpillar workers are on-board with the company's latest contract. Thousands of UAW members voted yesterday on Cat's offer. The tentative contract offers raises aimed at evening-out the two-tiered pay scale at some facilities. But reports also say the contract would allow Cat to close its Aurora plant and move some of the jobs to…

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The Princeton Police are on the Look-out for the Culprit of an Aggravated Battery Case – 3/25/17

The Princeton Police are on the Look-out for the Culprit of an Aggravated Battery Case According to a press release from Princeton Police Chief Tom Root, the Princeton Police are seeking information regarding an aggravated battery that occurred on March 22nd. The victim was cut was a sharp object requiring medical attention. This matter remains under investigation and should anyone have information leading to the arrest of the subjects involved a reward is being offered through…

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Free Local Senior Wellness Program – 3/25/17

Free Local Senior Wellness Program Perry Memorial Hospital will host a free senior wellness program. The class will be held at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton on Thursday morning at 10:30. Registration is not…

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