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    Warrant sweep nets 10 of 15 sought for drug charges in Jefferson County

    by  • December 17, 2014 • Breaking News

    MOUNT VERNON — Law enforcement in Jefferson county and Mt. Vernon arrested multiple individuals today in the latest warrant sweep through the county. Authorities were seeking a total of 15 individuals, with 10 of those arrested or currently in custody. Those include 49-year-old Edith Buchanan, of Mt. Vernon for possession of methamphetamine precursors; 36-year-old...

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    Madigan issues opinion on seating a new Comptroller

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka leaves essentially two vacancies that should first be filled by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and then Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner. But she says voters should also get a chance to cast ballots for the office in 2016. Topinka died last...

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    Water testing to begin near “fracking” well sites

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    Oil and gas companies can begin contacting landowners near well sites where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may occur, regarding water quality testing required by the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act. The Illinois Farm Bureau is reminding landowners of their rights provided by the act regarding water quality testing. If a landowner does not wish to...

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    Patoka in dire need of EMT volunteers

    by  • December 15, 2014 • News

    PATOKA — The Patoka Ambulance Service is in dire need of help. The volunteer department needs EMT Basics to run emergency calls. The basic requirements are a State of Illinois EMT license and valid drivers license. You should be willing to dedicate some of your time to responding to emergency calls and participating in...

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