Pension amendment results unknown; local voters approve tighter rules


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Posted Online: Nov. 07, 2012, 12:01 am
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Results were not known Tuesday night on the fate of a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution seeking to make it harder to increasepension benefits for government employees.

The amendment would require a three-fifths vote from a governing body to increase benefits.

As of midnight, no statewide results were available on the question.

Locally, voters approved making it harder to increase government employees' pensions.

In Rock Island County, voters approved the amendment 37,732 to 21,658. Whiteside County voters also strongly backed the amendment, 12,293 to 9,140. Henry County voters approved it 10,304 to 7,130. And Mercer County voters backed the amendment 4,774 to 2,930.












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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
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