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    Police: Donations stolen during woman’s funeral

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Police say someone went to a southwestern Illinois woman’s funeral and looted a box containing donations meant for the woman’s 3-year-old daughter. Authorities in Fairview Heights say relatives of 28-year-old Krystle Flaherty say the money was stolen during the Swansea woman’s funeral Saturday at a church. Only a $50 check and torn-open envelopes were...

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    No trick-or-treat for sex offenders

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A new law in Illinois makes it illegal for child sex offenders to participate in Halloween activities. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that the new law means child sex offenders can’t distribute candy or other items on Thursday. It’s the same law that bans child sex offenders from working as Santa Claus or the Easter...

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    Centralia man gets 5-years on meth conviction

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 45-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County court to a Class 1 charge of manufacturing less than 15 grams of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Kevin K. Berry was arrested in July after Centralia police found him with a jug containing meth in...

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    Trial date set in case of teen captive

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A trial date is set in southwestern Illinois for a man accused of having held a teenager captive in his house for more than three years, fathering her child. Twenty-seven-year-old Steven Johnson is to go on trial Nov. 18 in St. Clair County on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and being a felon...

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    Local government financial records available online

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The financial records for your city, town, or county are now available online. Illinois comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is launching “the warehouse,” an online database of financial reports that her office collects from more than 5200 counties, municipalities, and special taxing districts in Illinois. “we have put all those records and other pertinent local...

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