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    Bill would eliminate parental permission for FOID cards

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    Adults between 18 and 21 would no longer need parents’ written permission to possess firearms and ammunition under a local lawmaker’s proposal. House Bill 3762, filed Friday by state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, lowers to 18 the age that parental permission is required as a condition for obtaining a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card. Under...

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    Car/deer collisions down in Illinois

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    Illinois officials are reminding drivers to be alert for deer on the roadways during what they say is the one of the most active periods of the year for wildlife. The Illinois Department of Transportation released figures Tuesday showing a decline in fatal crashes involving deer. Such crashes caused four people’s deaths last year,...

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    FSA committee ballots being reissued

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    The USDA Farm Service Agency announced that the Marion County committee election ballots that were mailed to producers on Nov. 4, 2013,  were incorrectly printed with the producer’s name and address on the back of the ballot. County committee elections must use a secret ballot so the misprinted ballots cannot be used. Please destroy...

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    Former secretary accuses sheriff of sex harassment

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    A former secretary for a southwestern Illinois sheriff is suing the law enforcer, accusing him of violating her civil rights by sexually harassing her. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lawsuit filed on Jaimie Linton’s behalf in federal court in East St. Louis seeks $4 million in damages. It names Madison County Sheriff Robert...

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    SoS police will target disabled parking violators

    by  • November 27, 2013 • News

    Shoppers illegally parking in spaces reserved for disabled motorists will be targeted by Illinois Secretary of State Police beginning Friday. Secretary of State Jesse White says his police force will be checking for cheaters at Water Tower Place in Chicago, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and malls in Carbondale, Champaign, Peoria, Fairview Heights, Marion, Rockford...

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