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6:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Apartment Fire
2:50 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Burlington Firefighters Injured

The fire house in downtown Burlington
Credit Loco Steve/Flickr

Two Burlington firefighters were sent to the hospital after being injured while battling a fire early on New Year’s Day.

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Legal Challenges from Retirees
2:31 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

More Lawsuits Over Illinois Pension Plan

Two more groups of retired Illinois state employees have filed lawsuits challenging a new plan to eliminate the state's $100 billion public pension shortfall.

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Illinois Gun Law
1:55 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

ISP Ready for Concealed Carry Applications

Illinois State Police said the agency is ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons.

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Jim Drozdz
8:28 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Hancock County Prosecutor Killed in Crash

Jim Drozdz

Authorities say Hancock County State’s Attorney Jim Drozdz is dead after a traffic accident in Georgia.

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