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Kinmundy Tables Ameren Lighting Exchange Program

After a lengthy discussion, the City of Kinmundy voted to table their discussion on the Ameren Lighting Exchange Program which would have helped the city switch over their lighting to energy efficient, LED lights. In other action, the board did vote to remove the old landscaping at City Hall and around the city signs and…Read More »

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A new state program will automatically deduct money from the paychecks of about 1.2 million Illinois residents for retirement savings. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the move could reduce the use of food stamps, Medicaid, and other publicly funded programs. The Daily Herald reports that Illinois Secure Choice is being phased…Read More »

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

FINDLAY, Ill. (AP) – The state of Illinois will provide money to try to spark interest in a resort along Lake Shelbyville that closed nearly a decade ago because of environmental and financial problems. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports the state will issue a new request for proposals next month for the Eagle Creek…Read More »

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Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt’s debut

Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt’s debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his first game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. Tommy Pham broke out…

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer, who came within one out…