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    Bail set at $40k for Oklahoma man charged with rural Salem burglaries

    by  • September 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An encounter with a 33-year-old man passed out in his pickup truck may have helped Marion County Sheriff’s deputies solve two weekend residential burglaries. Jamison Wayne Gifford of Lawton, Oklahoma, and formerly of the Salem area, remained in custody of the Marion County Jail. He was formally charged Monday morning in Marion County Court...

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    Lawmaker seeks to eliminate education board funding

    by  • September 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A state lawmaker has a proposal for state education officials who want more money for alternative schools: get another job. State Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants to eliminate funding for the Illinois State Board of Education and the state superintendent of schools office. Brady says that with (local) superintendents and regional offices of education,...

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