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    Video gambling sees huge employment growth

    by  • September 25, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — In two years, Illinois’ video gambling business has grown from zero to 18,118 positions. The industry came into being two years ago, and expanded rapidly with terminals turning up in bars, restaurants, truck stops and veterans’ halls. The next wave of growth, if there is to be one, will require cities that...

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    Suspected Harrisburg shooter arrested in Metro East

    by  • September 25, 2014 • News

    HARRISBURG — A man wanted by Harrisburg police for shooting another man early Wednesday morning is now in custody. Police say 20-year-old Ian Hamilton was arrested late Wednesday in the Metro East area near St. Louis. Police were sent to 436 W. Poplar Street in Harrisburg early Wednesday morning, after getting a report about...

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    Law enforcement seizes another marijuana crop

    by  • September 25, 2014 • News

    SALINE COUNTY — For the third time this month, law enforcement has found and destroyed large crops of marijuana in southern Illinois. Over $150,000 worth of marijuana plants recently discovered in eastern Saline County have been seized and destroyed. Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown says his office and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force...

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