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    Court : Illinois inmate must pay incarceration costs

    by  • September 22, 2014 • News

    LINCOLN (AP) — An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a Logan Correctional Center inmate must pay nearly $20,000 from a lawsuit settlement he received toward the cost of his incarceration. The Fourth District Appellate Court recently made the ruling against Johnnie Melton, 49, a Cook County inmate imprisoned at the Lincoln facility on...

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    Sunday fire destroys Mt. Vernon mobile home

    by  • September 22, 2014 • News

    MT. VERNON — A Sunday morning fire destroyed a mobile home in Mt. Vernon, leaving its residents without a place to live. According to Jefferson County Fire Protection, the couple was able to get out of the George Street home safely. The fire was confined to one room and the hallway, but smoke and...

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    Carbondale police investigate home invasion, shooting

    by  • September 18, 2014 • News

    CARBONDALE — Police swarmed an apartment complex near southern Illinois University Carbondale overnight Tuesday. According to police, one person was shot after three suspects forced their way into a residence on the 900 block of East Grand Ave demanding property from four victims inside. The student newspaper, Daily Egyptian, tweeted a picture of a...

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    Judge denies bail for man charged with meat tampering

    by  • September 18, 2014 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting what prosecutors called “booby trap” sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats again lost a bid Wednesday to be eligible for release on bond. U.S. District Judge David Herndon sided with federal prosecutors in ordering that Ronald Avers, 68, remain jailed pending his...

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