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    Free help for vets denied V.A. disability

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    Veterans across Illinois whose disability claims are rejected by the V.A. can get free legal help to file an appeal. The help comes from the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, run by the John Marshall Law School. Director Brian Clauss says the organization knows how to cut through the clutter and write a...

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    Bill would give tax credit for refurbishing abandoned state property

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    One state lawmaker wants to offer tax incentives to companies if they agree to take over abandoned state facilities. Lee Enterprises Newspapers’ Springfield bureau reports supporters of the legislation say it could help communities, while also keeping vacant facilities from turning into crumbling eyesores. The bill would let a private investor get an income...

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    Woman sentenced for kidnapping infant

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to a decade in prison after admitting she threatened a mother with a knife, tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. WSIL-TV reports that 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna was sentenced after pleading guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery counts in Union County. The...

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    Proposed law would require schools to have epinephrine injectors on hand

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    Illinois’ two U.S. senators are congratulating themselves for passing a measure that encourages schools to supply the antidote for food allergies. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act gives money to states that require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors, in case students experience an anaphylactic reaction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...

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    Odin man arrested for shooting neighbor’s dog

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    A 45-year-old Odin man was arrested Friday by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies, after he allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog. Anthony Shaw reportedly admitted to shooting the dog while it was in his back yard, saying he was tired of chasing dogs out of his yard. He turned over the gun and the casing of...

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