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    Ex-judge in drug case hopes for delayed trial

    by  • June 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Attorneys for a former southwestern Illinois judge want to delay his July trial, saying he needs more time at a drug treatment facility. Mike Cook was charged with heroin and gun possession as part of a widening courthouse drug scandal. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Cook’s lawyers are hoping to get the case delayed because...

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    Mt. Vernon murder case moves toward trial

    by  • June 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 20-year-old Mt. Vernon man was due in Jefferson County Court Tuesday, for a pre-trial hearing in a 2011 murder case. Damondros James is charged with the 2010 shooting death of 75-year-old Charles Ellis, a cab driver who was killed at the intersection of 6th and Bell streets during an alleged attempted robbery. Last...

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    Bond County man gets 10 years in federal prison

    by  • June 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 38-year-old Bond County man convicted of possession of child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison yesterday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton. Daniel Allen Neer, formerly of Mulberry Grove, was ordered to serve the statutory maximum 10 year sentence consecutively to...

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    Colleges plan training for gas drilling jobs

    by  • June 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Two colleges in southern Illinois have announced a cooperative agreement to provide training in the emerging field of high-volume oil and gas drilling. Officials from Rend Lake College in Ina and Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg and announced the plan yesterday after Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law establishing rules companies must follow...

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