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    Clinton County looking for information on stolen golf carts

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding the theft of four brand new golf carts. They were taken at approximately 2:50 p.m. Wednesday from Twin Oaks Golf Course on Illinois Route 127 in Keyesport. All four carts were 2014 Club Car Precendents white with beige seats. Call the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department...

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    Two men charged with synthetic drug distribution

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    The Vandalia Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 1600 block of West Madison Street in Vandalia. Kyle W. Bloemker, 20, of Smithboro, was arrested for unlawful delivery of an intoxicating compound and possession with intent to deliver a mis-branded drug. Louis A....

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    2-million Illinois residents to see food stamps cut

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    More than 2 million low-income Illinois residents who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut. Beginning Friday, a temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire. The change will affect more than 47 million Americans. It comes as congress is negotiating additional cuts to the program, now...

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    Lowe, father of IBM personal computer, dies at 72

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — The former IBM executive credited with helping to bring personal computers to the masses has died in Illinois. William C. Lowe oversaw the birth of IBM’s first personal computer, which was introduced in retail stores in 1981. His daughter Michelle Marshall says Lowe died on Oct. 19 in Lake Forest, Ill.,...

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    2 southern Illinois jails allowing e-cigarettes

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two counties in southern Illinois have started allowing jail inmates use electronic cigarettes. So far White County and Saline County are letting inmates use the nicotine-infused vapor inhalers. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports officials in Franklin, Wabash and Williamson counties also are deciding if they’ll let inmates use electronic, or e-cigarettes....

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    Federal report supports FutureGen in Illinois

    by  • October 31, 2013 • News

    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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