Illinois teachers’ pension system faces $71.4 billion unfunded liability

An official from the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois said the pension system for teachers, administrators and public school personnel faces challenges, including an unfunded liability of $71.4 billion. He says the pension system’s funding shortfalls stem from state legislation that created a continuous deficit that affects teachers and taxpayers in Belleville, IL, East St. Louis, IL Collinsville, IL, and Edwardsville, IL.

He’s never been a head coach before. But he will try to fix LU-Belleville football.

Lindenwood University Belleville, IL has hired longtime assistant football coach Kevin Turco as its new college football head coach. Turco, who has coached under Lou Holtz and Skip Holtz, becomes the third head football coach in four seasons with the Lynx, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) program based in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Feeling pretty sure God did not advocate sex with little girls

Jurors in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, put James Lopes behind bars indefinitely for treatment after he said he was a high priest in a church that advocated public sex with prepubescent girls. It is not the first time someone used their version of religion to rationalize their sociopathic behavior.

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Trooper details double fatal crash, rollover

A woman and a child died and another driver was seriously injured after a crash flipped one vehicle and two victims were thrown from it. Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. on Friday afternoon said a 32-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl died.
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Trooper details double fatal crash, rollover 1:21

Trooper details double fatal crash, rollover

Witness describes rollover crash, ejections 1:47

Witness describes rollover crash, ejections

Accident at North 79th and St. Clair Avenue 0:35

Accident at North 79th and St. Clair Avenue

Local students watch, discuss President Trump's inauguration 2:11

Local students watch, discuss President Trump's inauguration