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A handful of state lawmakers are joining thousands of state workers who have been fighting for pay raises the governor canceled last summer.

State Sen. John O. Jones (R-Mount Vernon) is one of nearly three-dozen lawmakers lobbying the Governor to make good on the contract. The Mt. Vernon Republican says the thousands of state workers who were denied pay raises should never have been put in this position.
 
Sen. Jones admits there's not much sympathy for state workers when everyone is suffering, but a contract is legally binding.

It's going to take a lot to fix Illinois' troubled college savings program. That's the message legislators heard Tuesday while grilling the head of the state agency that oversees College Illinois.

The Jackson County Board will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss the future of the County's Rehab and Care Center...
Last week the committee that oversees the nursing home in Murphysboro held a special meeting to review offers from companies interested in taking over operation of the facility.

A bankruptcy judge on Monday gave final approval to a plan by Lee Enterprises to re-finance its debt and allow the newspaper publisher to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Lee is the publisher of the Southern Illinoisan and more than 40 other newspapers. It filed for bankruptcy protection on December 12th to compel some of its lenders to agree to a re-financing plan that gives the company more time to re-pay about $1 billion in debt.

The plan was approved last week, and it extends Lee's repayment dates out to 2015 and 2017.

Road Closure

Jan 26, 2012
WSIU Radio

The Route-149 railroad crossing in Jackson County is closed for repairs….

Canadian National Railroad crews are replacing the crossing at the intersection of Route-149 and US-51 in De Soto.  The worked is expected to continue through Wednesday afternoon.  The crossing will be closed to traffic until the work is completed.  

Motorists should follow marked detour routes and may want to leave a little extra travel time.