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    Quinn calls lawmakers back to Springfield for vote on March special election

    by  • December 18, 2014 • Breaking News

    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn today called legislators back to Springfield on Jan. 8, 2015, to consider legislation that would allow voters to fill the elected position of Illinois Comptroller. A special election will give voters the opportunity to choose their Comptroller in the next statewide election on Nov. 8, 2016. The primary election...

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    IDOC investigates second possible inmate homicide in less than one month

    by  • December 17, 2014 • News

    PONTIAC (AP) — Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of an Illinois prison inmate. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says 36-year-old Fabian Carrillo was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell early Tuesday at the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center. Shaer says Carrillo later died at a hospital. Shaer says...

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    Warrant sweep nets 10 of 15 sought for drug charges in Jefferson County

    by  • December 17, 2014 • Breaking News

    MOUNT VERNON — Law enforcement in Jefferson county and Mt. Vernon arrested multiple individuals today in the latest warrant sweep through the county. Authorities were seeking a total of 15 individuals, with 10 of those arrested or currently in custody. Those include 49-year-old Edith Buchanan, of Mt. Vernon for possession of methamphetamine precursors; 36-year-old...

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