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Watch now: Police chiefs in 9 of Illinois' 15 largest cities have retired in the last year

According to the Illinois Pension Code, police officers hired before 2011 who are at least 50-years-old with 20 years of service are eligible to retire with a pension equal to 50% of their final salary.

Documents: State Farm CEO made $20 million in 2020

The documents were filed with the Illinois Department of Insurance and obtained by The Pantagraph through the Freedom of Information Act. 

'The result of runoff': Our series on Central Illinois farming

Illinois has some of the most valuable soil on earth. Fertilizers keep yields high. Now farmers are playing a crucial role in making sure our water remains safe. A look at our three-part series: "The result of runoff: What's being done to keep our water clean."

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Watch now: Tracing Lincoln's path across Central Illinois

The first part of the video drone series "Uniquely Illinois" looks at Abraham Lincoln's relationship to the land and people of the state.

Watch now: Police from across U.S. honor slain Central Illinois officer

Rows of police officers stood at parade rest waiting for the casket containing the earthly remains of Officer Chris Oberheim on Wednesday, patient and so silent that you could hear birds chirping in the trees surrounding Maranatha Assembly of God.

Watch now: Tributes for slain Champaign officer who began career in Decatur

Chris Oberheim impressed those who knew him with his sense of service, and just the way he lived his life. 

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