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Good news for Springfield workers engaged in civil unions.  A committee has reversed a decision not to provide health benefits to their spouses. Bernard Cherkasov, with Equality Illinois says that's a great move.

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The vote to reverse the decision comes after a public outcry against the original decision not to provide the benefits.  The committee originally proposed the benefits would cost 725-thousand dollars.  New estimates come in much lower at just 66-thousand dollars. 

 
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