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    Centralia couple arrested in connection with Mt. Vernon toddler’s savage injuries

    by  • November 20, 2014 • Breaking News

    MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police arrested two individuals on arrest warrants Thursday night issued from grand jury indictments in connection with the savage injuries inflicted earlier this month on a 3-year-old Mt. Vernon toddler in their care. According to the Jefferson County jail, 27-year-old Kaysie J. Belmont and 28-year-old Michael J. Belmont, both...

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    Push in GA to make same-day voter registration permanent

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The sponsor of legislation that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is working to make the change permanent. Sen. Don Harmon said Wednesday he’s working with House lawmakers on an election law bill that could advance early next month. The Oak Park Democrat says same-day registration was “an...

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    Rauner calls Illinois financial condition “stunningly bad”

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois’ financial condition is “stunningly bad” and it will require “strong action” to fix it. But he’s not saying what that action will be. The Winnetka Republican spoke Thursday at the Capitol. He says Auditor General William Holland is conducting a “turnover audit” of the state’s financials....

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    Rauner calls on Quinn to halt end of term hiring

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of his term. Rauner spoke Thursday at the Capitol. He’ll take office Jan. 12. The Winnetka Republican wants Quinn to agree not to make any additional hires or appointments and to refrain from...

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    Graco recalls nearly 5 million strollers for finger amputation dangers

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    Nearly 5 million Graco strollers are being recalled in North America after at least a half-dozen reports of children’s fingers getting cut off in the hinges, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. At least 11 incidents have been reported involving finger injuries in the popular strollers including the six fingertip amputations...

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