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    Odin man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    A 56-year-old Odin man has pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County court to two Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Patrick Lyons was arrested in May for committing sex acts starting in 2007 and continuing for two years with a five-year old girl who he would occasionally babysit...

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    ICC approves increase to Ameren gas delivery rates

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Commerce Commission today approved new natural gas delivery rates for Ameren Illinois customers, following a months-long financial review and hearings. The Commission voted to allow Ameren Illinois to increase rates that are expected to generate approximately $32 million in new annual revenue, a 10.02 percent increase over current revenue. The company initially...

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    Death notice: Dolores M. Satterfield

    by  • December 18, 2013 • Obituaries

    TRENTON — Dolores M. “Maise” Satterfield, nee Witt, 88, of Trenton, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Countryside Manor in Aviston. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, at St. John’s United church of Christ in Trenton, with Rev. Gretchen Starrett officiating. Interment will follow in Trenton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9...

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    Sixth drug sweep results in numerous Jefferson County arrests

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    Members of the Mt. Mount Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday conducted yet another drug sweep throughout Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County in an effort of locating and arresting several individuals wanted on drug related warrants. The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office and were signed...

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    ISP deny sheriff’s request on concealed carry

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s request to gain access to a state criminal history data base he says will help him prevent potentially dangerous people from obtaining permits to carry concealed weapons has been turned down by the Illinois State Police. Dart sent a letter to the director of the Illinois State Police announcing...

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