Illinois budget for Wed. editions
GateHouse News Service Regional Budget (7/18/07)
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ELECTRIC RATE RESOLUTION? Lengthy negotiations aimed at resolving Illinois' electric rate crisis are nearing a successful conclusion, a key state senator said today.
COLINDRES/Capitol Bureau, Springfield/moving this evening/Category: Illinois
-- House meeting to consider legislation. Stories on merits. Bureau.
-- Meeting with legislative leaders and governor still possible. On merits. Bureau.
VIETNAM VETS: National convention begins today at PCCC and continues through Sunday. Tie in to local efforts to find housing for homeless vets?/Antonacci/Springfield/moving this evening/category: Illinois and Illinois News
INTERSTATE DEATH: (w/mug) The 14-year-old boy police are calling a ‘person of interest' in Saturday's death of Katrina Kelley will appear in juvenile court at 1:30 p.m. today for violating his probation. KRAVETZ/FARK/PEORIA/this evening/Illinois News
INTERSTATE SIDE: Efforting more details from IDOT about the safety of the Interstate. We noticed today that the University overpass does not have a high fence on the northbound side. Will see why not. Also will see if they are concerned about that fact the ramps have no fences. SHARP/PEORIA/this evening/Illinois News
LEWISTOWN AG: State Fire Marshal's office hoping to know today the cause of the agricultural chemical fire last Friday. Fire Chief John Spotloe said damage could total at least $400,000, but we'll see if we can target an accurate amount. (brief) by 5 p.m. KROSEL/PEORIA/this evening/Illinois News
GUN-TURN - CHICAGO: The city of Chicago, which has been plagued with fatal shootings this summer, is staging its third annual gun turn-in. Residents can surrender a firearm at 23 locations on Saturday - no questions asked - and receive a $100 gift card. RAMSEY/CHICAGO BUREAU/moving this evening/Category: Illinois News
MIKE NADEL: Cubs vs. Giants. (Column to be
posted at about 10:30 p.m.)/Category: Illinois Sports and Columns
ALL TIME ICE HOGS TEAM - minus two players we need readers to choose. REED SCHRECK COLUMN/Rockford Register Star, 600 words, completed
MUGS: Of all 16 players and Martinson/moving this evening/Category: Illinois Sports
GOLF_BRITISH: (still chasing, not sure) If we get 2004 British Open champion Todd Hamilton of Oquawka, Illinois, we’ll featurize as an advance to British Open, the season's third major/PEORIA/moving this evening/Category: Illinois Sports
DAILY SOUTHTOWN SPORTS
ARVIA COLUMN — On Kendall. ARVIA, Illinois sports
CUBS — Cubs hosting San Francisco. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. VORVA
With CUBS NOTEBOOK — VORVA
SOX — White Sox are at Cleveland. Game starts at 6:05 p.m.
With SOX NOTEBOOK — WHALEN
EDITORIAL - MAKEUP DAYS: Some days are just a little easier for editorial writers. For instance, when some spot-in-the-road in Vermont kicks our cosmopolitan city's behind to win the premiere of a cartoon movie ... And, of course, when the governor uses $600 in state funds to pay for a makeup artist to pretty him up for his State of the State and budget speech./editorial/Springfield/moved Monday night/category: Illinois Opinion
EDITORIAL – CONGRESS PLAYS WITH CHENEY’S PURSE STRINGS: No doubt it's empty rhetoric, just a little flex of muscle for show, but the move by some Senate Democrats to cut off funding for Vice President Dick Cheney's office for thinking he's America's czar, immune to the proletariat's pestering of him from the threadbare seats its members occupy in Congress, is a delicious bit of theater nonetheless./editorial/Peoria/moved Monday/category: Illinois Opinion
-- and other new editorials moved Monday/category: Illinois Opinion
BRITT CARTOON – Illinois Opinion