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    Ill. funeral home keeping cremains until debt paid

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPARTA (AP) — A southern Illinois funeral home is defending its decision to hold onto the cremains of two people who died last year until their survivors pay the outstanding funeral expenses and related interest. The Belleville News-Democrat reports McDaniel and Lee Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sparta isn’t saying how much...

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    IDOC early release parolee charged with murder

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) The suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Decatur man was released from an Illinois prison five months early as part of a revamped out-for-good-behavior prisons program, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Joshua A. Jones served 19 months of a four-year sentence for drug-dealing and left the state...

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    Sen. Kirk advocates missile strike on Syria

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. To launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians. The Quad City Times reports that Kirk made the comments Monday while visiting the Rock Island Arsenal. Kirk opposes extending “boots on the ground” U.S. Military...

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    Woman charged with taking copper from rental home

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old Centralia woman remains in the Marion County Jail, after she was arrested for allegedly stealing copper piping and causing other damage to her apartment when moving out. Amber Flippen has been charged in Marion County Court with felony theft, after the owner of the apartment reported to Centralia police several thousand dollars...

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    KC honors three with honorary certificates

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees has honored two adult education students and one volunteer tutor by announcing resolutions to award them with honorary adult education certificates. Students Emma Chapman and Bernice Husher of Centralia were recognized because of their strong desire to earn their GED credentials and their personal efforts in serving as...

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    Court sets arguments in Ill. concealed-carry case

    by  • August 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledgling concealed-carry law. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association want the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene after failing to sway...

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