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    Weather pattern could lead to another drought

    by  • August 29, 2013 • News

    It’s hot and dry, and it will likely be that way for a while. Chris Miller, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, says if the weather continues this way, we just might hear the word drought again, but on more of a moderate level. He says there is moderate drought...

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    New law takes aim at mugshot websites

    by  • August 29, 2013 • News

    Your record follows you everywhere – much more easily, thanks to the internet. Organizations such as mugshots.com, put up, for example, mug shots of criminal suspects, then contact the subjects and offer to remove their picture for a price. That is going to be against the law in Illinois, effective Jan. 1. The practice...

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    Southern Ill. man accused of trying to kill friend

    by  • August 29, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man is accused of trying to kill a friend at the defendant’s home in the village of Royalton. The Southern Illinoisan reports 48-year old Donald Waldron is charged in Franklin County with attempted murder, aggravated assault and aggravated discharge of a weapon. Prosecutors allege Waldron fired a pistol at least twice...

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    Durkin new leader of Illinois House Republicans

    by  • August 29, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Suburban Chicago state Rep. Jim Durkin is the new leader of Republicans in the Illinois House. The Western Springs lawmaker was elected Thursday afternoon in Springfield. Durkin’s challenger had been state Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield. But Poe dropped out of the race before the election, saying there is a need...

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    Prosecutor: No charges planned in deadly van wreck

    by  • August 28, 2013 • News

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southern Illinois prosecutor says a freeway wreck that killed five van passengers returning from a California ministry conference was a tragic accident and the driver won’t be charged. Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison says Malcolm Purnell of Camden, N.J. had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system...

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