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    Bill would end captive hunting in Illinois

    by  • March 4, 2013 • News

    The Humane Society calls it “pay-to-play shooting,” referring to the activity known as “captive hunting.” A bill under consideration in Springfield, sponsored by State Rep. Kelly Burke, an Evergreen Park Democrat, would stop any new “captive hunting” facilities from opening. The measure would establish a moratorium on the number of captive hunting facilities for...

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    Climatologist says “winter has arrived in Illinois”

    by  • March 4, 2013 • News

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    The average temperature for February in Illinois was slightly colder than average, after three months of above average temperatures. That’s why Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel is saying winter has finally arrived in Illinois. The statewide average temperature for February was 29.3 degrees. that’s 1.5 degrees below average. and the statewide precipitation was 2.7...

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    Ill. Congressmen discuss senior benefits

    by  • March 4, 2013 • News

    Democratic members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation say preserving Social Security and Medicare is on the top of their agenda. U.S. Reps. Bill Foster, of Naperville, Jan Schakowsky, of Evansville and Tammy Dduckworth, of Hoffman Estates, made that promise to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicaid at a senior citizens’ center in...

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    City has first murder in six years

    by  • March 4, 2013 • News

    A Belleville man is jailed on $5 million bail after being accused in a southwestern Illinois city’s first homicide in seven years. Prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged 37-year-old Kristofer McDavid with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Carmen Boyd. Boyd’s body was found Friday by her landlord in her apartment in...

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    Your Chance to Win!

    by  • March 4, 2013 • News

    We have 8 Tickets to give away to War Horse at the Fox Theater for Saturday March the 16th at 2PM. All you have to do is send your name and   contact information to wilyproduction@gmail.com and they can be yours! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, And tell your friends...

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    Gym housing of inmates creates additional safety concerns

    by  • March 2, 2013 • News

    As hundreds of additional inmates are moved into the gymnasiums of six Department of Corrections facilities across Illinois, sacrifices must be made to accommodate the extra population. According to IDOC Spokeswoman Stacey Solano, as Graham Correctional Center prepares for dorm housing in its gymnasium, weight equipment from the gym has been moved into a...

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