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    Pre-lit Christmas trees recalled

    by  • December 19, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal has learned about a serious risk of fires or electric shocks caused by a specific artificial Christmas tree exclusively sold at Menards stores. The chain of stores has ordered a recall of 1,800 pre-lit Christmas trees due to a few incidents involving overheating, which could lead...

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    Thousands being asked to start over on health insurance applications

    by  • December 19, 2013 • News

    Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid. Federal officials received more than 30,000 applications from Illinoisans who may be eligible for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor. But the...

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    Two receive prison sentences in Jefferson County

    by  • December 19, 2013 • News

    Twop people have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to various crimes in Jefferson County, according to State’s Attorney Douglas R. Hoffman. Jennifer N. Craig, 36, of Mount Vernon was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church and...

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    Ina arrest may uncover identity theft ring

    by  • December 19, 2013 • News

    According to Ina police, a traffic stop may have uncovered an identity theft ring. Jacequeline Elibert Martinez Lazo, 24, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after an officer stopped her car on Interstate 57. Police say Lazo was speeding and under the influence of drugs. During a search of her car, officers reportedly...

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    Bail set for three charged in missing man’s murder

    by  • December 19, 2013 • News

    Bail has been set for three individuals in connection with the death of Effingham man. Three suspects in the murder of Effingham resident Joseph Delaney made their first court appearances on Wednesday. Bail was set at $1 million for 57-year-old Christine Burr, who is being charged with three counts of first degree murder and...

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