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    Three charged in death of missing Jasper County man

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    An Effingham County woman is accused of killing a Jasper County man who went missing in 2011, and two others are accused of helping her hide the body. Joseph C. Delaney, 54, disappeared around July 1, 2011. His skeletal remains were found March 10, 2012 near the Embarrass River, north of Newton. Police believe...

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    Illinois leads nation in protecting animals

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    Illinois is No. 1 when it comes to protecting animals, according to a new study. It’s the sixth straight year Illinois has sat atop the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s U.S. Animal Protection Law Rankings. Lora Dunn, the editor of the study, credits that to Illinois’ penalties for animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and fighting. Dunn...

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    GOP claims “backroom deal” in Medicaid roll cleansing

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    Illinois republicans are decrying what they call a “backroom deal” to oust a company successfully scrubbing Medicaid rolls of ineligible clients. An arbitrator ruled yesterday that the contract between democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Maximus to root out fraud in the Medicaid health care program for low-income patients will end April 30. Much of...

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    State agrees to paper applications for concealed carry permits

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    State officials have changed their minds about the kind of applications they’ll accept from people who want concealed carry permits. After saying the Illinois State Police would only accept online applications, the Quinn administration says that beginning in July paper applications will also be accepted. The online application process begins next month. In similar...

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    Red Bud girl’s “kill list” posed no actual threat

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    Police in southern Illinois’ Red Bud say they’ve concluded that a sixth-grade girl’s list of schoolmates she wanted to kill posed no actual threat. Reports say the unidentified girl’s so-called “kill list” involving 11 students was discovered Friday. Police investigated and have told parents there’s nothing to fear. Police and school administrators say the...

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    State moving to fire IDOC official with criminal history

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News

    One thing appears to beat clout in Illinois and that’s bad press. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the state is moving to fire a $111,432-a-year Illinois prison official after the publication revealed earlier this month the man’s lengthy criminal history. Xadrian R. McCraven was placed on paid leave Monday afternoon, said Tom Shaer, a...

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