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    Federal report supports FutureGen in Illinois

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A final recommendation is still pending but the U.S. Department of Energy has said in a report that the FutureGen project in Morgan County should go ahead. The agency released the final environmental study on Wednesday. It says the clean-coal project should receive $1 billion in federal funding. The State...

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    Parole denied for man convicted of 1960 murder

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has denied parole for a man serving a life sentence for a 1960 killing at Starved Rock State Park. The (Ottawa) Times reports the board voted 7-7 on Chester Weger’s request for parole. The 74-year-old needed eight votes to be granted parole. Weger was convicted...

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    Pontiac police officer killed in crash

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — Pontiac police say an on-duty officer and his police dog have been killed in a vehicle crash. Pontiac police say 29-year-old officer Casey Kohlmeier was killed late Wednesday. Officials say another vehicle struck Kohlmeier’s marked K-9 vehicle on Interstate 55. The officer was on duty and in the median turn...

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    Obit: Jeffrey Lawrence Charlton

    by  • October 31, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    KINMUNDY — Jeffrey Lawrence Charlton, age 47, of Kinmundy, died at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born Jan. 15, 1966, in Salem, the son of Larry Eddie Charlton, who preceded him in death, and Lena Joan (Perry) Kline, and she survives in Kinmundy. He married...

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