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    Court to decide if man charged with molesting puppy is sexually dangerous

    by  • July 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man found mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he molested a puppy is waiting for court officials to decide if he’s a sexually dangerous person. The (Alton) Telegraph  reports 43-year-old Terry Davis has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual conduct with a female Rottweiler...

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    Governor candidates raking in donations

    by  • July 16, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report today. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30. The race between Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner is expected to...

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    IDOC overtime again tops $60 million

    by  • July 16, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports Monday that officials predicted last spring that overtime costs would drop in the budget year that ended June 30. Authorities are blaming unanticipated retirements by correctional...

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