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    Public hearings on fracking announced for so. Ill.

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is scheduling three more public hearings on its proposed regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. The agency last week published a first draft of the state’s first-ever rules to govern the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Fracking uses a high-pressure mixture of water,...

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    Fire damages Illinois state lawmaker’s office

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A fire chief says a blaze in a building that houses an Illinois state lawmaker’s southwestern Illinois office is considered suspicious. Edwardsville Fire Chief Rick Welle says no injuries resulted from Monday night’s fire that damaged Rep. Dwight Kay’s office. The building also included an insurance site, consulting agencies and...

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    AG warns of scams following severe storms

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging residents with damaged homes and businesses to be wary of scam artists looking to profit from Sunday’s severe weather. Madigan’s office released a statement Tuesday alerting homeowners about dishonest contractors called “storm chasers” who are known to bring their scams into affected communities...

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    Filing to begin with Illinois elections board

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Candidates running in the March 18 primary are set to file candidacy paperwork next week. Candidates for state office will file nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections in Springfield. County candidates will file with county clerk’s offices that week as well. The filing period is open through Dec....

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    Marion Co. jury convicts man of making meth

    by  • November 20, 2013 • News

    A 28-year-old  Central City man was found guilty Tuesday of Class X felony participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine. It took a jury less than an hour to convict Joseph Lilly of the offense, after agreeing that in August police had gone to a mobile home  in Centralia to serve Li lly with an...

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