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    Lack of prosecution for sex crimes found in southern Illinois

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    A recent investigation by the Belleville News-Democrat has revealed a disturbing trend in Illinois’ 32 southern counties in which thousands of women, teenage girls and children reported they were sexually violated, but only a fraction of those cases were prosecuted. According to the investigation, authorities did not prosecute seven out of 10 sex crimes,...

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    Two Mt. Vernon women sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in burglary incident

    by  • February 18, 2015 • News

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Two Mt. Vernon women have been sentenced in Jefferson County court to prison, for their roles in the burglary of a Mt. Vernon convenience store. According to the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 57-year-old Cynthia Hamilton, pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing burglary tools and was sentenced to 3-years in...

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