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    Illinois ranks 16 in most corrupt states

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois politicians seem to be heading to the big house more often these days, but believe it or not, the state doesn’t even rank in the top ten for most corrupt places. “Business Insider” puts Illinois at number 16. That’s based on the number of public corruption convictions compared to population. Illinois has only...

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    Special children for special people

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Here’s a feel good story for you: a family in Rowan County, N.C.  got dinner paid for by an unexpected stranger who also sent an inspiring note to their table Friday.  When their 8-year-old special needs child started getting loud and banging the table, a waitress walked over with tears in her eyes, telling...

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    Climatologist: August was dry across Illinois

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — This August was the third driest August on record in Illinois. Illinois climate experts said Thursday that the statewide average precipitation for August was 1.38 inches. Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says August’s precipitation was 2.22 inches below average. Illinois saw its driest August in 1952, when it rained just 1.12...

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    Churches warned of phone scam

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Area churches are being told to be aware of a scam operating in southern Illinois. Local churches have been getting calls from a person identifying himself as “Deputy Robinson” in Roseville, W.V. This person then relates a story, or puts another person on the phone to tell the story. The second person on the...

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    Mt. Vernon man sentenced for drug charge

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced yesterday in Jefferson County Court, to 20 years in prison on a 2008 felony drug charge. Judge Barry Vaughn found Marventi D. Palmer guilty of Class 1 felony manufacture with the intent to deliver between 1-15 grams of cocaine. He also ordered Palmer to pay nearly $4,000...

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