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    Latino gang member sentenced

    by  • February 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A high-ranking leader of a Chicago street gang that has a nationwide presence has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for conspiracy and other charges involving murder and drug trafficking. Prosecutors say Vicente Garcia Jr., went by the nickname “Disciple Killer” and was second in command in the Almighty Latin King Nation. In...

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    Ethics office says congressman not cooperating

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The office investigating U.S. Representative Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois republican violated campaign fundraising laws says freshman Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t cooperating with the probe. A report released Wednesday by the Office of Congressional Ethics indicates Davis refused to cooperate. Davis is a republican from Taylorville and in a statement yesterday, he emphasized...

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    Appeals court orders man released

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    As the result of a ruling by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Mt. Vernon, a 63-year-old Carbondale man who has served ten years in prison is free on bond. Henry Fisher of Marion, who owns several rental properties in Carbondale, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault in 2003. That was overturned...

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