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    Frerichs defeats Cross in close race for treasurer

    by  • November 19, 2014 • Breaking News

    OSWEGO –Tom Cross, Republican candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, has conceded the race after final vote tallies Tuesday night brought his Democratic opponent Michael Frerichs a nearly 10,000 vote lead. The day after the November 4 midterm election, Cross led Frerichs by less than one percentage point and Frerichs refused to concede the race....

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    West Frankfort man gets 30 years for setting girlfriend ablaze

    by  • November 18, 2014 • News

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — A West Frankfort man accused of throwing meth-making chemicals on his then-girlfriend will spend 30 years behind bars. Christopher Rollins was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Tuesday morning in Franklin County court. Rollins was convicted in August 2014 of aggravated battery. Prosecutors say Rollins doused Tessa...

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