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    GOP congressmen call for federal investigation into IDOT hiring

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Republican members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation are calling for a federal investigation of political hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s transportation department. Lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General. They say they’re concerned federal funds were used in a “scheme” to subvert court-mandated hiring practices. A Chicago attorney filed...

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    Three arrested in Carlyle Lake duck poaching

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Illinois conservation police have arrested three men in connection with a March duck poaching incident at Carlyle Lake Wildlife Management area near Vandalia. Steven Dean, of Granite City, along with Bradley Peters and Daniel Groves of Wood River, were arrested April 25. The three men face felony charges for their alleged involvement in the...

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