No agreement today on Illinois pension crisis

CHICAGO (AP) — Discussions between Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders on Illinois’ massive pension crisis have ended without agreement even though at least one major sticking point has been set aside for now.

Illinois Senate committee rejects road, DCFS funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Senate committee has rejected a measure that could have provided $675 million more for road and bridge projects and averted layoffs at the Department of Children and Family Services.

Man killed in crash with school bus near Kankakee

Updated 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

KANKAKEE — One person is dead after a crash with a school bus northwest of Kankakee early Thursday.

A release from the Illinois State Police at Ashkum said the accident happened at 7:15 a.m. on Illinois 113.

Man and woman arrested in connection with shooting in Johnson County

MADISONVILLE, Ky.— A man and woman listed as persons of interest in connection with a shooting in Johnson County have been arrested in Kentucky.

Police said that John L. Cunningham, 41, and his wife, Janet S. Cunningham, 43, were taken into custody without incident by Kentucky State Police and U.S. marshals near Madisonville, Ky., late Wednesday afternoon.

Report: Overtime costs at Tamms prison skyrocket

TAMMS, Ill. (AP) — The supermax prison that Illinois Gov.

Second case of meningitis reported in Illinois

CHICAGO — A second probable case of fungal meningitis associated with the use of an injected steroid medication has been reported in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Only Cook County provider received steroid linked to meningitis

SPRINGFIELD — The only Illinois health provider identified to have received a shipment of the epidural steroid associated with the meningitis outbreak is in Cook County, according to the state Department of Public Health.

The health provider was identified as APAC Centers for Pain Management, which has six locations in Chicago and Cook County.

Beef from Decatur plant recalled

SPRINGFIELD — A Macon County meat packing plant has voluntarily recalled about 90 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with bacteria, according to a state Department of Agriculture announcement.

Governor's Day at Illinois State Fair was not Quinn's day

SPRINGFIELD — It was Governor's Day on Wednesday at the Illinois State Fair, but no one could argue it was the governor's day.

Police Training Institute at UI saved

CHAMPAIGN — An agreement has been reached to keep open the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is expected to announce on Monday that it has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the university, The News-Gazette has learned.

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