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    Ill. meth lab seizures down in 2012; state still No. 5

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Figures obtained by The Associated Press show that methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests declined nationwide in 2012, but the illicit and dangerous drug continues to hit hardest in the nation’s heartland. The Drug Enforcement Administration provided statistics to AP showing 12,694 meth lab incidents in 2012, down 5.5 percent from...

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    Ill. teen gets 45 years for role in 2011 killing

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois teenager has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in a 2011 shooting death. A Williamson County judge found 17-year-old Joshua Dallacosta guilty after the teenager opted against a jury trial and let the judge decide the case. Dallacosta was 15...

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    Ill. man ordered to stand trial in toddler’s death

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man who was ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 23-month-old son got an earful in court from the boy’s grandmother. Twenty-five-year-old Kody Johnson pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder count this week in Williamson county for last month’s death of Skyler west-France. Authorities have said...

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    Illinois honors the fallen and the heroes of 9/11

    by  • September 11, 2013 • News

    Illinois is marking the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with solemn remembrances. In Chicago, retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis, a survivor of the attack on the Pentagon, will address members of the Union League Club. Bells will ring and the audience will observe a moment of silence. In Naperville, there will be...

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