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    Flesh-eating heroin-like drug in Illinois

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made an appearance in Illinois, authorities say. Known on the street as “krokodil,” the caustic homemade opiate is made from over-the-counter codeine-based headache pills mixed with iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol. When it’s injected, it destroys a user’s tissue, turning their...

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    Company opening gaming establishments in southern Illinois

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A Carmi-based company is opening more than a dozen video gaming establishments in southern Illinois, including one in Salem. Waab Enterprises has, or soon will open, establishments in Du Quoin, Sesser, Harrisburg, Carmi, Salem, Murphysboro, Christopher, Herrin, Eldorado, Olney, West City, Mount Carmel and Anna. Each location will employ about five people....

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    Quinn grants clemency to 65 people

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 65 and denied 124 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration. The 189 clemency petitions acted upon by Governor Quinn are part of dockets...

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