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    Bail set for Sandoval man in child sex abuse case

    by  • May 9, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 43-year-old Sandoval man charged in Marion County with sexually assaulting a minor. Michael E. Hunt Sr., was charged Thursday morning in Marion County court with Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault. According to Marion County State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach, hunt admitted to sheriff’s detective Anthony Decker...

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    Use of food stamps grows in Marion County

    by  • May 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Marion County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Marion County residents receiving food stamps hit 22.0...

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    Organic farm sales more than triple in Illinois

    by  • May 8, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Sales at organic farms in Illinois more than tripled over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state’s organic farms tallied $26.2 million in sales in 2012, up from $8.6 million in 2007. Kendra Schilling, the local food liaison for the Illinois Department of Agriculture, believes those sales won’t level off...

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