• News

    Quinn opposes House compromise guns bill

    by  • May 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn opposes the compromise gun-carry legislation that the Illinois House is readying for a floor vote on Friday. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the legislation is “a massive overreach” because it would overturn all existing local gun laws on the books. Those include a Chicago ban on assault-style weapons....

    Read more →

    Ex-Adams Co. drug court head faces drug charges

    by  • May 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The former leader of a western Illinois county’s drug court is facing federal charges that he maintained a drug house. The Quincy Herald-Whig  reports 59-year-old John Grotts of Ursa made his first court appearance Wednesday on the federal charges that replace two state methamphetamine-related charges. The former head of the Adams County Drug Court...

    Read more →

    White County man fit for murder trial

    by  • May 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The White County man accused of a double murder from August of last year has been found fit to stand trial. Danny Coston, 37, is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jessica Evans of Norris City and her 22-year-old boyfriend Jacob Wheeler of Carmi. Gallatin county judge tom foster found Coston fit to stand trial after...

    Read more →

    Judge halts transfer of Murray residents

    by  • May 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Federal judge Ruben Castillo today ordered the State of Illinois to stop the transfers of any Murray Center residents until 10:30 a.m. May 30, when Judge Marvin Aspen returns from vacation. Castillo, an emergency judge, heard the arguments of the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, on a motion they had filed...

    Read more →