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Illinois State Employees Approve 4-Year Deal with Raises

Illinois State Employees Approve 4-Year Deal with Raises

Springfield (AP) – A union representing thousands of Illinois state workers says its members have approved a four-year contract that offers lump-sum payments and a series of raises. AFSCME Council 31 says workers will get $625 for each of the past four years worked. There will be a 1.5% percent raise in January, followed by…Read more…

Chance of Severe Weather in Forecast for Wednesday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Our listening area has a chance to see strong to severe storms Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center has everywhere in Illinois south of I-70 in the “Slight Risk” area for severe storms Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Wind and hail will be the biggest threats from these storms, but an isolated tornado…Read more…

Casinos in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville to be Sold

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports…Read more…

IDNR to Host Vendor Conference in Southern Illinois Later This Month

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host a mandatory vendor conference on Thurs., June 27. The conference is for vendors interested in submitting bids for reconstruction and facilities operations at the Wayne Fitzjerrell State Recreation Area near Whittington. IDNR staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding the agency’s recently issued…Read more…