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    Illinois unlikely to pass Conn. style gun laws

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    It’s unlikely Illinois will pass gun laws as strict as the State of Connecticut. State Rep Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) says he doesn’t believe the anti-gun groups have enough support in Illinois, plus a proposal that would have banned high capacity magazines failed in a test vote last month.  Connecticut’s new law bans more than...

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    KC reports strong student employment numbers

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives polled graduates in the career, technical and allied health programs for the fall 2011, spring 2012 and summer 2012 semesters in a recent employment survey.  The results show that most graduates of the college’s career, tech and allied health programs are able to find local...

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    Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Margaret Thatcher, the first woman ever to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century has died at age 87. She had significant health problems in her later years, suffering several small strokes and, according to her daughter, struggling with dementia. But during her long...

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    Clinton County accident results in fatality

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Clinton County traffic wreck involving farm equipment results in a death. 48-year-old Ruth Ann Szakacsi of Jamestown was northbound on Jamestown Road when her vehicle collided with a manure spreader being pulled by a northbound tractor driven by Daniel L. Von Bokel of Breese, which was slowing to make a right turn off...

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    Family remembers slain diplomat

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The suburban Chicago family of an American diplomat who was among those killed in a terrorist attack in southern Afghanistan says they’re taking solace knowing she died doing what she loved. River Forest native Anne Smedinghoff was killed Saturday. The 25-year-old was the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year’s...

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