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Turmoil in District 205 Among Top Local Stories

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(Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters August 21.  WGIL News File Photo.)

(Galesburg Education Association spokesperson Tami Qualls speaks to reporters August 21. WGIL News File Photo.)

It would be easy to say the Galesburg Teachers Strike was WGIL’s Top Local Story of 2014. But, that’s not the only major issue the district had to confront this year, or is confronting.

More Illinois State Workers Making Over $100,000

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from a year earlier.

The Springfield State Journal-Register reported Monday that overtime and back-wage payouts were responsible for many of the larger salaries.