John Carrigan en Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Memorial <p>It's been 70 years since allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in one of the turning points of World War Two. A memorial service in Springfield Friday told stories of the young men on the front lines.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The young men of 1944 are old men now. But they still remember.</span></p><p>Springfield resident Jim Hofstetter was 18 on D-Day, the day he enlisted. He knew it was the height of the war, but he also knew he had a job to do for his country.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:24:40 +0000 Hannah Meisel 27024 at Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Memorial Labor's Pension Deal: Best Bet Or Too Good To Be True? <p>The Illinois Senate is expected to vote Thursday on the latest proposal to fix the state's drastically underfunded pension systems. I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n what's become a multi-year pension debate,&nbsp;many aspects of the plan have been put forth before. But it has one element that makes it unique.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 2379 at