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    Walgreens keeping headquarters in U.S., Illinois

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    DEERFIELD — Walgreens is keeping its headquarters in Illinois, instead of moving to Europe. It’s a decision about which U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) talked to the boss of the company. Durbin says he had a phone conversation with Greg Wasson, the CEO of Walgreens, Wednesday morning and congratulated him on this decision to...

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    Registered sexual predator held in felony meth case

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    MOUNT VERNON — A 33-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been charged in Jefferson County court with multiple methamphetamine related felonies. Marshall E. Fields was charged Wednesday morning with Class 1 manufacture of less than 15 grams of meth and Class 3 felony possession of less than 5 grams of meth, as well as class...

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    Abraham Lincoln handwriting verified on book about race

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    CLINTON — Historical experts say they’ve found Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting inside a tattered book justifying racism that he may have read to better understand his opponents’ thinking on slavery. “Types of Mankind” was published in 1854 and circulated for decades by the Vespasian Warner public library in Clinton. Director Joan Rhoades brought the 700-page...

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    Highland teachers file notice to strike

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    HIGHLAND — Teachers in a southern Illinois school district have filed a notice of intent to strike as contract negotiations are ongoing. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tuesday that a teachers union in Highland filed the notice with the Illinois Labor Education Relations Board last week. Roughly 10 area school districts are negotiating contracts. Highland...

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    Assessor measure dies in Marion County committee

    by  • August 6, 2014 • News

    SALEM — An item regarding the future of the Marion County Supervisor of Assessments office died in committee Tuesday night, due to a lack of action. Because so many people attended Tuesday night’s committee meeting, it had to be moved from the county board room at the courthouse to the large courtroom upstairs. The...

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