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by Ed Pyne, Publisher
| December 05 2013
Unbelievable agreement on pension reform
It’s hard to believe, but we have an agreement on pension reform. State lawmakers apparently finally realized something had to be done to dig the state out of a $100 billion hole. It will reduce the pension benefits, but any pension is better than none at all. We note that Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, a candidate for governor, was willing to go out on a limb and vote in favor of the bill while some other local legislators voted against it.
Alex Tanney signs with Browns
Former Lexington High School quarterback Alex Tanney has been signed by the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He had been with the Dallas Cowboys. The Browns have two quarterbacks out with concussions so Tanney has a chance to start at noon Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Congratulations to local players who were selected for the IHSA All-State Team. Tri-Valley, which took home the second place trophy in Class 1A, is represented by two players, linebacker Lucas Hammer and running back Braden Herrman. Heyworth’s versatile running back and linebacker Kyle Schultz also made the team. Normal Community West linebacker Kyrin Tucker was also named.
Honorable Mention accolades went to local players McKay Meows of Central Catholic, Jamaal Scott of U High and Jackson Leffler of Normal Community.
Congratulations to all of them and also to Tri-Valley on their great season. To make it to the title game is something to be proud of
| November 28 2013
Remember to buckle up
As we hit the road this Thanksgiving to visit family and friends please remember to buckle up. A press release from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation tells us that a fatal injury to a front seat passenger is reduced by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent.
Children are required to ride in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8.
There is another good reason to buckle up: Nov. 18 - Dec. 1 is the Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign according to Kerisa Fish, Traffic Safety Liaison.
“Seat belts are the single most important safety device in your vehicle,” she wrote. “They have saved countless lives and prevented countless numbers of injuries over the years.”
We thank our readers for all their support and we wish you the very best this holiday season.
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