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    After three days, standoff continues

    by  • August 6, 2013 • News

    Updating a story we brought you yesterday, a police standoff that started Saturday continues this morning, with neighbors describing the two elderly brothers who refuse to leave their rural Vienna home as harmless despite an armed standoff with police that entered a third day this morning. The standoff apparently started after an argument between...

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    Audit: Illinois prisons lose 240 computers

    by  • August 6, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois’ auditor has found that the state’s prison systems have lost 240 computers. Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland released the audits on Tuesday. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the audits found 156 computers were unaccounted for at the Illinois Department of Corrections and 84 computers were lost at the Illinois Department of...

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    Mt. Vernon selling empty lots

    by  • August 6, 2013 • News

    The City of Mount Vernon has 70 empty lots located throughout the city to be sold to the highest bidder, but bids end Wednesday at 10 a.m. Anyone interested needs to contact capital projects manager, Nathan McKenna at city hall to obtain a list of the available property. Call 618-242-6807, email at nathan.mckenna@mvn.net or...

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    Lawsuit challenges Illinois gay marriage ban

    by  • August 6, 2013 • News

    A Cook County judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to dismiss a case challenging Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage.  Circuit Judge Sophia Hall will hear arguments Tuesday. Illinois’ lawsuit involves 25 couples who filed for marriage licenses in Cook County and were denied. However, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has refused...

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    2 mil in Illinois to see food stamps reduced

    by  • August 6, 2013 • News

    About two million people in Illinois will see their food stamp benefits reduced this fall. A temporary boost to the supplemental nutrition assistance program from the 2009 Obama stimulus bill expires on October 31. Nationally, more than 47 million Americans, including 22 million children, who receive food stamps, will see their food assistance cut,...

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