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    Inmate escapes Bond County jail

    by  • April 19, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    A 30-year-old inmate held on methamphetamine production charges in Bond County allegedly escaped through a vent, officials say. The Bond County Sheriff’s Department says Andrew Walker escaped through a vent which led to an outer room, broke through a drop ceiling and then left through an egress door. Walker, of Pierron, was charged March...

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    IDNR fires former House candidate

    by  • April 18, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    A top Illinois Department of Natural Resources official is the latest administrator to leave the agency. The Springfield Bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Tony Mayville was fired Monday from his position with the DNR’s office and Mines and Minerals. The Du Bois man says his unsuccessful bid for an Illinois House seat was...

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    Man charged in woman’s heroin death, not in custody

    by  • April 18, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    A southwestern Illinois man is accused of homicide in connection with a woman’s deadly heroin overdose in January. Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 29-year-old John Lance of Granite City with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Both are felonies. Authorities say Lance provided the heroin on which 26-year-old Sara Brewer...

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    Clinton County establishments fail liquor compliance

    by  • April 18, 2014 • Breaking News, News • 0 Comments

    In March, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 378 businesses licensed to sell liquor. They cited 41 licensees for violations of liquor control laws. 89 percent of the licensees visited complied with illinois liquor laws and refused to serve underage customers. This report is a result of...

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