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    Two in custody, case no longer considered kidnapping

    by  • July 24, 2014 • News

    ELDORADO — The search is over for a 23-year-old Georgia man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend from an Eldorado home Wednesday night, but the case is now not being considered a kidnapping and the couple are facing charges. Troopers say 19-year-old Courtney Godwin went with 23-year-old Sonny Pilgrim willingly. And now, Godwin and Pilgrim...

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    Marion County jury convicts man of sex abuse

    by  • July 24, 2014 • News

    SALEM — After an hour and a half of deliberations, a Marion County jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against a 57-year-old man charged with fondling a young girl. Herbert Dewitt has been in custody of the Marion County jail since his arrest in late March on the charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse...

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    No bail for former Fairfield coach in federal custody

    by  • July 22, 2014 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS — Former Fairfield Community High School math teacher and coach Timothy Going has been remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following an appearance Monday morning in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. Going faces federal charges of being in possession of child pornography and unlawful videotaping of...

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    Quinn signs county appointees law

    by  • July 22, 2014 • Breaking News

    CHICAGO — A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards. The Chicago Democrat says the legislation he signed Monday applies to Illinois counties with populations of 300,000 to 2 million. Those include DuPage, Lake, Will,...

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