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    New guns bill excludes parks, transit

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Compromise  is reached on Illinois House legislation to regulate the carrying of concealed weapons would ban guns in parks and on public transportation. Rep. Brandon Phelps filed the legislation Wednesday. An analysis of the bill by The Associated Press shows it would ban weapons in local parks and athletic areas. It also...

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    Illinois Senate approves sex education bill

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A plan to revamp sex education in Illinois’ public schools that teaches about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate. Current state law says sex education should focus on abstinence as the “expected norm.” Schools can opt out of teaching sex education altogether. The bill senators approved today says...

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    Five killed in I-70 rollover identified

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Five Baltimore men killed when their van careened off of a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times were members of a Christian ministry returning from a weeklong international conference in California. Philip LaCrue of San Dimas, Calif.-based Victory Outreach International says the victims of Monday’s wreck on Interstate 70 near Vandalia east of...

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    Biggies owner posts $25k bond on synthetic drug arrest

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $250,000 for Centralia businessman Kelly Alexander, who was arrested Tuesday after Marion County Sheriff’s deputies raided his business Biggies Cafe and General Store, seizing hundreds of packages of synthetic cannabis and thousands of dollars. The 43-year-old Alexander, of Walnut Hill, was charged Wednesday morning in Marion County Court with...

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