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    Vandalia convenience store robbed at gunpoint

    by  • June 29, 2013 • News

    According to the Vandalia Police Department, it is investigating a armed robbery that took place Saturday morning at Circle K gas station located at 127 West Gallatin St. in Vandalia. Police report that at 2:56 a.m., they received a report of a male subject that entered Circle K and displayed a handgun and demanded...

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    Report says coal costs Ill. more than in brings in

    by  • June 28, 2013 • News

    Illinois coal costs the state more than it brings in, according to a new report. An analysis of the coal industry during fiscal year 2011, conducted by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the West Virginia environmental company Downstream Strategies, says the coal industry is depleting the Illinois economy. According to Emily...

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    Hazmat responds to Mt. Vernon diesel spill

    by  • June 28, 2013 • News

    The Mount Vernon Emergency Management Agency was called into action early Friday morning at Huck’s Truck Stop on the west side of Mount Vernon According to Kevin Sargent, also of the Mount Vernon Fire Department, they responded to the call at 12:32 a.m., that there was a large leak of diesel fuel. A tanker...

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    Authorities alert community about suspicious man

    by  • June 28, 2013 • News

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is alerting¬† the public of a suspicious person seen in the Bartelso area Thursday night. The person in question arrived at a Bartelso residence at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday and identified himself as an employee of the DISH Network. He stated he would like to enter the residence and...

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    Taylorville CC reaches milestone as inmates build 200th Habitat for Humanity House

    by  • June 28, 2013 • News

    The Taylorville Correctional Center will reach a milestone July 3rd when inmates complete building the facility’s 200th house for Habitat for Humanity. The house will become the new home of a family in Sangamon County. The program at Taylorville CC is a partnership between the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), Lutheran Social Services of...

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    Ill. teen killed day of protection hearing

    by  • June 28, 2013 • News

    A teenage girl found dead in her ex-boyfriend’s southwestern Illinois home apparently was killed the same day she was to appear with him for a court hearing on a protection order issued against him on her behalf. Investigators say the body of 17-year-old Erin Schneider was found shortly after noon Thursday in a Columbia...

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