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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters after pension legislation passed at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday in Springfield. He's expected to sign the legislation, but court fights loom.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters after pension legislation passed at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday in Springfield. He's expected to sign the legislation, but court fights loom.
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Body found in search for missing Gurnee woman

An autopsy is expected today after police found a body during their search for a missing Gurnee woman who was last seen Monday afternoon. Police would only confirm that the body found was female and that Anne Stroll's family had been notified. Stroll, 64, was last seen near her home after leaving for a bike ride. Full story.

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Pension reform passes both houses

Illinois lawmakers sent sweeping cuts to teachers' and public workers' retirements to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is expected to sign the legislation. But teachers unions vow to fight it, and some lawmakers who voted no say the legislation inevitably will face a challenge in the courts. Full story.

Teachers, unions vow to fight pension deal

In the aftermath of the Illinois House and Senate passing pension reform legislation, leaders of several suburban teachers unions said they were unhappy with the deal and vowed to continue the fight. "The pensions were promised and now that promise has been broken," said Jim Arey, president of the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Education Association. Full story.

Lawmakers take no action on horse wagering

The future of Arlington International Racecourse's 2014 season -- and perhaps beyond -- is going right down to the wire. A day after a House committee approved a three-year agreement reached by a unified racing industry to extend advanced deposit wagering -- an agreement that would help fund the Illinois Racing Board and assure that racing resumes as normal in 2014 -- the legislation was not brought for a vote yesterday as state lawmakers in Springfield instead passed pension reform before adjourning. Full story.

Lawmakers take no action on Office Depot tax deal

State lawmakers left the Capitol Tuesday without approving tax breaks for the new Office Depot Inc., raising questions about whether they'd be able to put a deal together to help keep offices in Naperville. Office Depot was based in Florida and merged this year with Office Max, which was based in Naperville. Full story.

Missing Batavia man found safe

A missing Batavia man was found safe on yesterday afternoon, police said. Peter A. Maloney, 68 of Batavia, was supposed to take a Metra train from Union Station to the Route 59 station in Aurora on Monday but never arrived. A good Samaritan saw Maloney sitting on an inbound Metra train from West Chicago to Chicago at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Full story.

Weather

Cloudy and foggy with temperatures around 48 degrees this morning. Temperatures will rise to 55 degrees today before dipping back to 30 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on Crystal Lake Road between Bull Valley Road and IL Route-120 in McHenry, ABC 7 Chicago is reporting. The work will continue through Dec. More traffic from ABC 7.

Stars snap Hawks wining streak with 4-3 victory

Kari Lehtonen had a season-high 47 saves, Antoine Roussel converted a penalty shot in the third period and the Dallas Stars snapped the Blackhawks' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory last night. Full story.

Bears' offense coming up short in key areas

The notion that rushing Jay Cutler back onto the field Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys will help pull the Bears out of their 3-losses-in-4-games tailspin is preposterous, Bob LeGere writes. Now is not the time, he says. Full story.

Georgia Tech hands Illini first loss of the season

Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 last night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback. Marcus Georges-Hunt's drive with 1:48 remaining tied the game at 60-all. Daniel Miller's layup with 21 seconds remaining gave Georgia Tech a 65-64 lead. Full story.

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