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    Ill. man ordered to stand trial in toddler’s death

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man who was ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 23-month-old son got an earful in court from the boy’s grandmother. Twenty-five-year-old Kody Johnson pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder count this week in Williamson county for last month’s death of Skyler west-France. Authorities have said...

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    Illinois honors the fallen and the heroes of 9/11

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    Illinois is marking the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with solemn remembrances. In Chicago, retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis, a survivor of the attack on the Pentagon, will address members of the Union League Club. Bells will ring and the audience will observe a moment of silence. In Naperville, there will be...

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    Public hearing scheduled on closure of Murray Center

    by  • September 10, 2013 • News

    A public hearing is scheduled for October 9, 2013, on the controversial closing of the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia. The hearing will be held at 4 p.m. at Centralia City Hall and is part of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s regulatory process for closure. The public will be able...

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    Intermittent lane closures scheduled in Jefferson County

    by  • September 10, 2013 • News

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 177 from Waterworks Road to Illinois 127 and Illinois 177 from 0.3 miles west of U.S. 51 to the Jefferson County line will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours only from Thursday through Friday, weather permitting. Ramps...

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    Quinn halts funding for future Capitol renovation

    by  • September 10, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for future renovations at the Capitol, a pricey project that’s already caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed. The Chicago Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he’s instructed his budget director to hold up appropriations for renovations that are yet...

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