SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois legislative leaders would appoint the members of a committee to deal with the state's pension crisis. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton each would get three appointees to the 10-member committee. Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (rah-DOH'-nyoh) each would get two. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the committee plans at today's special session.
METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) - The congregation of a southern Illinois church destroyed twice in about a year is vowing to build again. The Upper Salem Baptist Church in Metropolis burned down in May of last year and was in the process of being rebuilt when strong winds knocked it down on Monday.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Longtime St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney resigned today but says he didn't mistreat any of his workers. An employee has accused Delaney of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. He calls the accusations "bogus."
PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois transportation officials say a road linking Interstate 55 in Illinois and I-65 in Indiana should be a tollway. They've unveiled a revised plan for the proposed 47-mile link at a public hearing in Peotone. The highway could open in 2018.
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