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    Investigation launched into Salem man’s death

    by  • November 23, 2014 • Breaking News

    SALEM –A death investigation is underway in Marion County, following the discovery Sunday morning of a 32-year-oldĀ  Salem man dead in a friend’s home. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Christopher Hurayt was found dead Sunday morning at a friend’s home on Julia Drive in Salem where he had spent the night. Cannon...

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    Centralia couple arrested in connection with Mt. Vernon toddler’s savage injuries

    by  • November 20, 2014 • Breaking News

    MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police arrested two individuals on arrest warrants Thursday night issued from grand jury indictments in connection with the savage injuries inflicted earlier this month on a 3-year-old Mt. Vernon toddler in their care. According to the Jefferson County jail, 27-year-old Kaysie J. Belmont and 28-year-old Michael J. Belmont, both...

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    Push in GA to make same-day voter registration permanent

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The sponsor of legislation that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is working to make the change permanent. Sen. Don Harmon said Wednesday he’s working with House lawmakers on an election law bill that could advance early next month. The Oak Park Democrat says same-day registration was “an...

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    Rauner calls Illinois financial condition “stunningly bad”

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois’ financial condition is “stunningly bad” and it will require “strong action” to fix it. But he’s not saying what that action will be. The Winnetka Republican spoke Thursday at the Capitol. He says Auditor General William Holland is conducting a “turnover audit” of the state’s financials....

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    Rauner calls on Quinn to halt end of term hiring

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of his term. Rauner spoke Thursday at the Capitol. He’ll take office Jan. 12. The Winnetka Republican wants Quinn to agree not to make any additional hires or appointments and to refrain from...

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