The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems.
Burlington residents will have some say in what they pay for gas and electric services.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors has ratified new two year contracts with the unions representing employees in the secondary roads department and in the administrative unit.
A state lawmaker from Western Illinois says the Senate version of pension reform can make it through both chambers of the general assembly.
Iowa received almost twice its average amount of rainfall in April. The precipitation replenished soil moisture but delayed this spring’s planting.