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    Survey shows Illinois headed for fiscal cliff

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    The authors of a new report from the U of I probably would not get many votes if they run for the Illinois general assembly. David Merriman, a professor of public administration, says Illinois is headed for a fiscal cliff even with the income tax where it is, five percent, to say nothing of...

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    Breese man sentenced in fatal DUI accident

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    A 24-year-old Breese man was sentenced today in Clinton County court to 2-years probation after he pleaded guilty to a driving under the influence charge connected to a March fatal accident. Bradley Thole was the driver of a vehicle involved in a March single-car rollover accident that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Kyle...

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    Police: Donations stolen during woman’s funeral

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    Police say someone went to a southwestern Illinois woman’s funeral and looted a box containing donations meant for the woman’s 3-year-old daughter. Authorities in Fairview Heights say relatives of 28-year-old Krystle Flaherty say the money was stolen during the Swansea woman’s funeral Saturday at a church. Only a $50 check and torn-open envelopes were...

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    No trick-or-treat for sex offenders

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    A new law in Illinois makes it illegal for child sex offenders to participate in Halloween activities. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that the new law means child sex offenders can’t distribute candy or other items on Thursday. It’s the same law that bans child sex offenders from working as Santa Claus or the Easter...

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    Centralia man gets 5-years on meth conviction

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    A 45-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County court to a Class 1 charge of manufacturing less than 15 grams of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Kevin K. Berry was arrested in July after Centralia police found him with a jug containing meth in...

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