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    Weekend arrest leaves three in Marion County jail on meth charges

    by  • October 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Three people were arrested over the weekend on meth related charges, have been formally charged in Marion County Court, with two women facing Class X felonies. After going to the Eastwood Drive home of 43-year-old Christie Wooters early Saturday morning, deputies say they received permission to search the home. They allegedly found remnants of...

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    Inmate released in error, back in IDOC custody

    by  • October 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    As first reported by Withers Broadcasting, a Vienna Correctional Center inmate was accidentally released by the Illinois Department of Corrections Friday and placed on a passenger bus bound for Chicago. According to a corrections spokesman, 38-year-old Michael Sanders is back in custody. Corrections department spokesman tom Shaer says Sanders was apprehended without incident in...

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    Ill. eyes Joliet youth center for inmates

    by  • October 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    One step forward, two steps back. State officials are considering whether to use the now-closed Illinois Youth Center-Joliet as a facility to house mentally ill prisoners. The youth center was one of several state facilities that were shut this year as part of budget cuts. Tom Shaer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department...

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    Break-in at Sandoval Village Hall

    by  • October 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The village of Sandoval is reporting that between 3 and 7 a.m. Saturday, someone broke into the city hall building, entering  two of the interior offices. According to Mayor Pam Gelsinger, the water department office and an office she shares with police chief Andy Westman were entered, but it was not clear yet what...

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    Internal investigations at sheriff’s department result in resignation, retirement

    by  • October 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    We have disturbing news coming from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department of two internal investigations that resulted in one sudden resignation and one sudden retirement. The recent and sudden retirement of one of the department’s sergeant deputies came just days after an internal investigation into the deputy was launched regarding reported sexual harassment. Internal...

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