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    Bluford man sentenced to federal prison

    by  • November 6, 2013 • News

    A 47-year male of Bluford man was sentenced in United States District Court in Benton to two years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Craig L. Fenton, was charged with illegally possessing a loaded...

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    Baby girl found unresponsive in Centralia home

    by  • November 6, 2013 • News

    A 2-month-old baby girl was found unresponsive in her bed Wednesday morning in Centralia, according to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon. Cannon says an autopsy Wednesday afternoon failed to find a cause of death for the otherwise healthy Laila miller, the daughter of Shirley Barnes and Cassius Miller of Centralia. The infant was rushed...

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    Two charged with burglary to Salem public works

    by  • November 6, 2013 • News

    Salem police arrested two people early Wednesday morning after receiving an anonymous tip and catching people inside the city public works building on Oak Park Drive. According to Police Chief Ron Campo, 20-year-old Dixie Conforti, and 20-year-old Timothy Howard were arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. after officers found them attempting to leave the public...

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    Bipartisan Ill. gun bill going to committee

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago Democrat says his amended gun-control measure will keep criminals off the streets and cut incarceration costs. Rep. Michael Zalewski’s initiative was headed for a House committee vote Tuesday. Zalewski and Rep. Dennis Reboletti — an Elmhurst Republican — say the bill makes illegal gun-holders serve more prison time....

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    Illinois parolees eligible for Medicaid in 2014

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prison officials estimate nearly 30,000 newly freed inmates will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports state officials say better access to care for physical and mental health issues may help parolees succeed outside...

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    Illinois gas prices go down

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    The price of gasoline is down. The statewide average for gas in Illinois stands at $3.29, down 13 cents from a month ago, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report. Triple-A spokesman Beth Mosher says the time of year is a factor. “Not only is it the time of year but supplies are plentiful...

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