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    Okawville Jr/Sr High school on lock down

    by  • January 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Okawville Jr/Sr High school was on lock down earlier this afternoon according to Senator David Luectefeld from what the superintendent told him the school was on lock down from 11:30 until 2 o’clock this afternoon after schools officials found a note that had a message that had the word “gun” in it. The police...

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    Expert calls for pension division decision

    by  • January 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Cutting future raises would damage the value of state pensions, according to a new University of Illinois study. Professor David Merriman, associate director of the University’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs, cautions against considering the state’s flat 3-percent annual raise a “cost of living adjustment.” He calls it instead an “escalator,” and claims...

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    Simon notes possibility of base closures

    by  • January 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has some advice for three Illinois freshmen in Congress: join the defense community’s caucus. Simon says the state’s Congressional delegation must be prepared for the possibility of another round of base closures. Simon warns military bases in Illinois are in districts represented by Congressional freshman, including Scott Air Force base,...

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    Comptroller warns of $1 billion shortage

    by  • January 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says Illinois is running out of money for child welfare, workers’ compensation and services for seniors and the disabled. Topinka, the state’s chief fiscal officer, said in a statement yesterday, that state agencies need about $1 billion to carry them through the end of the fiscal year in June. Topinka,...

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    Iuka man charged with sexual assault

    by  • January 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Despite an online database listing charges being dropped and the 39-year-old Iuka suspect being released, the man was was formally charged today in Marion County Court with a Class 1 felony for alleged criminal sexual assault of a family member under the age of 18. Just hours before his reported release, Jason Benjamin Vaughn...

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    Shattuc man pleads guilty to sex assault

    by  • January 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 35-year-old Shattuc man scheduled today for jury trial in Clinton County has pleaded guilty to one count Class X predatory criminal sexual assault. Jerry W. Biegeleisen was facing five Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, along with two counts Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault of a family member under...

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