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    BREAKING: BOMB THREAT AT SALEM SCHOOL

    by  • April 25, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    BREAKING: SALEM POLICE ARE CONFIRMING A BOMB THREAT HAS BEEN MADE TO FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. STUDENTS ARE ALL BEING DISMISSED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATES. REPORTS INDICATE THE SCHOOL RECEIVED A NOTE ABOUT A BOMB IN THE SCHOOL, SO LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS CONTACTED AND STUDENTS HAVE ALL BEEN DISMISSED. IN A STATEMENT, SALEM POLICE SAID...

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    Illinois prison officials want more money

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled state Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in the coming weeks. In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Corrections budget chief Brian Gleckler said the department is requesting $41.8 million to finish out the fiscal year, which ends June 30....

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    Quinn signs senior exemption law

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Legislation designed to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors is now law. The bill raises the homestead exemption for Illinois residents age 65 and older by $1,000, from $4,000 to $5,000. Gov. Pat Quinn signed it into law on Tuesday. The move could save seniors roughly $200 a year. The new law also...

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    Watchdog group issues report on Menard

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A prison watchdog group Tuesday released its 2012 study of Menard Correctional Center, which the group described as “one of the most problematic facilities” in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The John Howard Association of Illinois found issues with the prison’s physical plant, use of lockdowns and staffing levels. Inmate and employee safety concerns...

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    Four violate Illinois Sex Offender Registry

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (Mountt Vernon Police Dept.) Last night law enforcement officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, United States Marshalls Office, Illinois Attorney Generals Office and United States Secret Service teamed up to conduct compliance checks on 53 individuals who are registered sex offenders that live in Mt Vernon. The compliance checks...

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