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    Early paroled inmate accused of murder never monitored

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Associated Press has learned an ex-convict released from prison early and now charged with murder was never fitted with an electronic ankle monitor as ordered by prison officials. Joshua A. Jones was released from prison on May 3 under a new state early-release policy. He was accused of shooting...

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    Obit: Sue Doolen

    by  • October 2, 2013 • News

    CENTRALIA — Sue Doolen, 80, of Centralia, passed away at 4:10 a.m., on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Fireside House in Centralia. Arrangements are pending at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information.

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    Gov’t shutdown forces furloughs at Scott air base

    by  • October 1, 2013 • News

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. government’s first shutdown in 17 years is forcing unpaid furloughs of thousands of civilian military workers across Illinois. Dozens of state employees also are off the job, and campers at federally maintained sites across Illinois are being asked to take down their tents and head out. Visitors to...

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    Brownstown woman pleads guilty to Marion County meth charge

    by  • October 1, 2013 • News

    A 35-year-old Brownstown woman was sentenced to time served and 30-months probation Tuesday on a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine. Amanda White pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County Court to Class 3 felony possession of less than 5-grams of meth. A Class 2 felony charge for possession of meth manufacturing material was...

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