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    Court receives “message” from man indicted in niece’s stabbing death

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    EFFINGHAM — A grand jury in southern Illinois has indicted a man on charges that he stabbed his 7-year-old niece to death. The indictment returned Wednesday by Effingham County grand jurors accuses 22-year-old Justin DeRyke of three counts of first-degree murder. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint bearing those charges against DeRyke earlier this...

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    Judge plans decision on lawmaker pay lawsuit

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Cook County Circuit Court judge was expected to hear arguments today in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to stop lawmakers from being paid until they agree on how to deal with Illinois’ nearly $100 billion public pension  problem. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Quinn used...

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    Shooting incident leads to Opdyke man’s arrest

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A weekend shooting incident in Jefferson County has resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Opdyke man, who was charged with multiple felonies Wednesday morning. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call Friday night on Stratford Lane, where it was reported that that Kyle E. Shelton had allegedly shot...

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    House leader Cross announces run for treasurer

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    House Republican Leader Tom Cross announced on air Wednesday morning with our own Tootie Cooksey that he will be seeking election for Illinois state treasurer. Cross says he’s running for treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois’ financial woes. The Oswego lawmaker is leaving his leadership...

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    Carmi man sentenced for killing campers

    by  • September 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 37-year-old southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend more than 50 years in prison for the shooting deaths of two people while they were on a camping and fishing trip.  Danny Coston of Carmi was sentenced Tuesday to 53 years in prison. He was convicted in White County last month of murder...

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