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    Lawmakers appear deadlocked on conceal carry

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    With spring session set to adjourn Friday, Illinois lawmakers appear deadlocked on developing a law allowing for the concealed carry of weapons, despite a federal court’s deadline to do so looming less than two weeks away. A Senate executive committee yesterday voted down a measure that passed last week through the House that would...

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    Man files not guilty plea in sexual assault case

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 32-year-old Centralia man has been ordered held for trial following a preliminary hearing in Marion County Court. James Merritt made a court appearance Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual assault with force and aggravated domestic battery involving strangulation. Merritt entered a not guilty plea to the early may incident that reportedly took place...

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    Another lawmaker announces gay marriage support

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Another undecided lawmaker is announcing his support of gay marriage. State Rep. LaShawn Ford, a Chicago democrat, said Tuesday a “majority of constituents” in his district support of the legislation, which would make Illinois the 13th state to allow same-sex marriage. The Chicago democrat says he received thousands of calls and emails urging his...

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    Vernon woman found dead in backyard

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Marion County Coroner’s office, a 66-year-old Vernon woman has been found dead Wednesday morning in her backyard. At approximately 6 a.m., Shirley Brumfield of South ‘A’ Street was found dead in her backyard, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Coroner reports indicate Brumfield was suffering from cancer and...

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    Armed man barricades himself in Irvington

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Irvington police, at approximately 7:45 Tuesday night, officers responded to a residence on East  Huron Street, where a 58-year-old man armed with a handgun ultimately barricaded himself in a bedroom. Police reports say officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of East Huron Street on third party report of a ...

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