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    River lock and dam project could mean Ill. jobs

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    More than $2.8 million in funding for a troubled lock and dam project on the Ohio River made it into the deal that ended the government shutdown and could translate into jobs for Illinois. The funds would go to the Olmsted Locks and Dam, which is between Kentucky and Illinois. The Olmsted Project is...

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    Man pleads guilty to providing judge with heroin

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    Federal prosecutors say a southwestern Illinois man who admitted to trafficking heroin supplied the narcotic almost daily to a former judge now facing drug and weapons charges. Thirty-four-year-old Sean McGilvery of Belleville pleaded guilty to heroin conspiracy and possession Thursday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a...

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    Bid awarded for $489k Breese road project

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    According to Senator Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon republican, the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded construction contracts for a project near Breese. McCarter says a nearly $489,000 contract was awarded for road construction at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Holy Cross Lane north of Breese has been awarded to Keller Construction, Inc., of...

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    Motorcyclist killed in Franklin County accident

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    A Thompson man has died as a result of a motorcycle crash that occurred in Franklin County. David R. Steiner, 38, was pronounced dead after a passer-by had reported seeing the victim along Route 149 between Thompson and West Frankfort near Sharp Lane in Franklin County around 3:30 Thursday morning. The accident is still...

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    Teacher charged with pulling gun in drive-thru

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois high school Spanish teacher is accused of pulling a gun on a woman in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane. WSIL-TV reports 61-year-old Larry Luna of Harrisburg was arrested Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon. Harrisburg police say Luna was in his car in line outside a McDonald’s when...

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    Two charged with sex abuse

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    Two Pinckneyville residents are facing charges in connection with an investigation into sexual abuse. Jamie A. Heine, 23, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Steven l. Moore, 19, is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. In court documents, authorities allege the crimes occurred between...

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