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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' 177 lawmakers won't be getting paid as scheduled Thursday unless a court intervenes.

The pay stoppage is Gov. Pat Quinn's punishment for inaction on pension reform. Legislative leaders are suing Quinn over the move. They're asking a Cook County judge to issue an emergency injunction.

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says her office can't issue the checks because the salaries were in a budget bill. The governor did not eliminate his own salary, but asked for the comptroller to withhold his check. Topinka's office says he can restart his pay any time.

Members of the bipartisan pension committee say they are several weeks away from presenting a plan. Committee members say they are waiting on savings estimates as they prepare a proposal touted by several of the state's university presidents.

 

It appears the St. Louis Community College system will be seeking a new Chancellor.  

The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the board of trustees has voted in closed session not to renew Myrtle Dorsey's contract. Her tenure runs out in June of 2014.

Dorsey has come under criticism for the handling of an attack on a female student in a restroom on the Meramec campus and the followup  handling of the suspect. The fallout forced George Wasson, then president of the Meramec campus, to resign.

Police ID man killed while sitting in truck

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:19 Published in Local News

Police have identified the man found shot to death inside his truck this morning.

Investigators say 29-year-old Bao Nguyen was shot twice and died at the scene. 

A passerby found a man shot man’s body hanging out of the a Nissan Frontier around 6:45 a.m.  Police do not know how long the victim had been there or how many times he had been shot. 

There are no suspect details at this time.

 

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