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    Bill would abolish lieutenant governor’s office

    by  • April 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The lieutenant governor’s office is so important that the last one succeeded an impeached governor. But it’s so unimportant that two previous ones quit out of boredom. If the Illinois senate follows the lead of the house, the state’s voters would determine whether to abolish the office entirely. Bill sponsor State Rep. David McSweeney...

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    Illinois woman sentenced in dog dragging case

    by  • April 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An East St. Louis woman has been found guilty of misdemeanor animal abuse for failing to properly care for a puppy that later was dragged behind a pickup truck. After yesterday’s verdict, 41-year-old Benetta Johnson was sentenced to two years of probation and 150 hours of community service. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...

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    UPDATE: Body found on I-57

    by  • April 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The body of an unidentified individual has been found along Interstate 57 in Union County, officials tell local media. It was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, near mile marker 38, in the southbound driving lane between exits 40 and 36. The Union County Coroner has not yet released the name of the victim,...

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    Woman sought in Benton bank robbery

    by  • April 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Police are looking for a white female in connection to a bank robbery a short time ago in Benton. The suspect is described as white female, approximately 40-years-old, 5-feet 8-inches tall wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a red soft lunch box. No weapon was displayed but a bomb was inferred in the lunch...

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