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    IDOT hiring for winter road positions

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation District 8, covers Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Randolph and Washington counties. The district is now taking applications for multiple openings for two seasonal temporary employment classifications for the winter season. Positions are available for hourly emergency help as needed between October 16, 2014...

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    Illinois measure would fund body cameras for cops

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri. State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, a Peoria democrat, introduced a bill...

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    Many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — You’ve probably seen the hashtags on social media: #whyistayed and #whyileft. They have to do with domestic violence. Pro football’s Ray Rice has been caught on video beating his fiancée. She’s now his wife. Angela Bertoni, chief executive of a Springfield women’s shelter says Women who leave their batterers are at 75...

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    Toyota recalls 130k trucks for air bag defect

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags. The recall affects Crew-Max and Double Cab versions in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. The company says the trim covering the center pillars behind the front seats may have been installed...

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    1.2 million smoke detectors recalled

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    More than 1 million Kidde smoke alarms are being recalled because they might not alert residents to a fire. The Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric system. In the recall notice posted Thursday, the consumer product safety commission said the alarms could fail to work following...

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