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    Three in Fayette County jail on synthetic drug conspiracy charges

    by  • January 25, 2015 • News

    Vandalia police arrested three individuals Friday on felony drug conspiracy charges. The three, 43-year-old Katrina K. Crockett, of Vandalia, 21-year-old James W. Atwood, of Brownstown, and 30-year-old Crystal D. Anderson, of Ramsey, are charged with felony conspiracy to distribute a misbranded or mislabeled drug, better known as synthetic drugs. All three remain in the...

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    Illinois State Senator revamping school funding overhaul

    by  • January 21, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois senator says he’s altering controversial school funding legislation to increase its chances of passage. Andy Manar proposed a measure last year to make school funding more equitable. It directed more state money to poorer districts at the expense of wealthier suburban ones. The legislation passed the Senate but hit...

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    Lawyers contesting Illinois pension law seek extension

    by  • January 21, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the Supreme Court for an extra month to file arguments. WUIS-FM radio in Springfield reports that attorneys for state employees, retired teachers and others who contest the constitutionality of the law say...

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