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    KC GED students graduate

    by  • June 5, 2013 • News

    Kaskaskia College recently held a G.E.D. graduation ceremony in the lifelong learning center. KC offers a G.E.D. scholarship to eligible G.E.D. graduates. The scholarship covers tuition and student technology fees and may be awarded for up to 48 credit hours as long as the student meets eligibility requirements and attends consecutive semesters. The May...

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    Quinn ready to call special session

    by  • June 5, 2013 • News

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s prepared to call a special session on pensions but Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan have to set aside their differences on the issue. Madigan and Cullerton had dueling plans to fix the nearly $100 billion pension crisis. But the house-backed plan failed in the senate...

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    Court extends deadline for Ill. conceal carry

    by  • June 5, 2013 • News

    The Illinois attorney general’s office says the federal appellate court has given the state an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons. The court on Tuesday granted Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request to allow Gov. Pat Quinn more time to review legislation passed last week. However, on issuing its ruling, the...

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    Iuka man gets 7 years for child molestation

    by  • June 5, 2013 • News

    A 21-year-old Iuka man was sentenced yesterday in Marion County court to seven years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl. Dustin Phillips was arrested in March and bail was set at half-a-million dollars. He has remained in custody with the intent of standing trial later this month. However,...

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    GOP’s Rauner announces he’s running for governor

    by  • June 5, 2013 • News

    Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner says he’s running for Illinois governor in 2014. In a video posted on his website, Rauner says Illinois is in a financial mess. He says the state needs a political outsider to fix things. Rauner will face state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the GOP primary. Rutherford was the first...

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