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    Millionaire surtax measure to be on Nov. ballot

    by  • July 30, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The democrat signed the proposal Tuesday. It puts a nonbinding resolution on the November ballot to gauge support for tacking a 3 percent surcharge on incomes over $1 million. House Speaker Michael...

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    Judge releases detail of deadly Cairo bank robbery

    by  • July 30, 2014 • News

    BENTON — A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery. The judge on Tuesday unsealed a warrant which describes in detail the alleged crimes of James Watts. The 30-year-old Watts of Cairo is charged with attempted armed bank...

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    Doctor charged with bogus medical marijuana prescription

    by  • July 29, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Joseph J. Starkman, who has a practice in Highland Park. It’s the first such complaint...

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    Couple in Eldorado kidnapping incident appear in Mo. court

    by  • July 29, 2014 • News

    NEW MADRID, Mo. — The couple involved in last week’s kidnapping incident in Eldorado has appeared in a southeast Missouri courtroom. Court officials in New Madrid County say 19-year-old Courtney Godwin pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. A judge sentenced Godwin to 10 days in...

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    Court dismisses charge against care giver

    by  • July 29, 2014 • News

    SALEM — A Marion County jury was discharged today before being seated for a second day of testimony in a felony criminal abuse or neglect charge against a Centralia personal care worker. The charge against 23-year-old Dylan J. Altom of Centralia was dismissed this morning, after defense attorney Matt Chancey filed a motion for...

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