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    Durbin, Bustos give Thomson prison update

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    THOMSON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos have given an update to local residents about the status of Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois. Durbin and Bustos were in Thomson on Thursday. The Daily Gazette reports that they say the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is ready to start opening the...

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    Sandoval business suffers damage from fire

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Sandoval business on Broadway suffered smoke and water damage Wednesday, after a fire was discovered around an electrical box in the ceiling. According to the Sandoval Fire Department, a small fire was located around the electrical box that was in the drop ceiling of the Sandoval Auto Sales office. The business was closed...

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    Illinois ranks 16 in most corrupt states

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois politicians seem to be heading to the big house more often these days, but believe it or not, the state doesn’t even rank in the top ten for most corrupt places. “Business Insider” puts Illinois at number 16. That’s based on the number of public corruption convictions compared to population. Illinois has only...

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    Special children for special people

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Here’s a feel good story for you: a family in Rowan County, N.C.  got dinner paid for by an unexpected stranger who also sent an inspiring note to their table Friday.  When their 8-year-old special needs child started getting loud and banging the table, a waitress walked over with tears in her eyes, telling...

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