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    Trial of twice-convicted Nicholas Sheley moved

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A third trial of twice-convicted killer Nicholas Sheley is being moved from Whiteside County to Rock Island County. The 33-year-old Sheley of Sterling is to stand trial in October in the deaths of 29-year-old Brock Branson, his 20-year-old fiancee, Kilynna Blake, and 2-year-old son Dayan. He will also be tried in the death of...

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    KC seats new student trustee

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met last night for the regular monthly meeting.  Karlie Nattier of Patoka was seated as the new student trustee for the 2013-14 academic year and outgoing Student Trustee Zach McGeehan was recognized for his service.  Also, Shirley Martin of Shattuc was recognized by a formal resolution as the...

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    Coleman family appeals court dismissal of ministry lawsuit

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Family members of a slain southern Illinois woman want a lawsuit restored blaming a televangelist for her death and the death of her children. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tuesday that Sheri Coleman’s family asked the Illinois Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon to reinstate the lawsuit against Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries. A Monroe County judge...

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    Meier files resolution calling for halt to Murray transfers

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) introduced a resolution Friday that would halt the transfer of any patient out of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center. The resolution was filed after Rep. Meier received word on Friday that the Department of Human Services had begun displacing residents. “Murray Center is the only place some of...

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    BREAKING: Marion County public defender resigns

    by  • April 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Marion County Resident Circuit Judge Mark Stedelin, Marion County’s lead public defender Timothy Huyett resigned Monday, after nearly three years serving Marion County.  Huyett replaced Circuit Judge Ericka Sanders when she was appointed to the bench in 2009. Stedelin said he could not comment beyond saying Huyett resigned Monday. By Monday afternoon,...

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