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    Pederson now charged with escape

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An inmate at the Federal Prison Camp at Marion, allegedly involved with two carjackings in Mount Vernon, appeared yesterday for arraignment in United States District Court in Benton on charges that he escaped from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.   Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of...

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    Marion County to hold first Drug Court graduation

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    In celebration of “National Drug Court Month,” the Marion County Drug Court will hold its first graduation ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, May 31, at the Marion County Courthouse.  According to a press release from Judge Michael McHaney, who oversees the Marion County Drug Court program, the ceremony marks participants’ completion of an intensive...

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    Hamilton County pedestrian struck and killed

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Hamilton County man has died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Williamson County. Scott Allen Etienne, 40, of McLeansboro died as a result of the collision that occurred around 9:30 along Route 37 in Marion near Crites Road. Reports say the victim was walking in the northbound lane of Route 37 when he was...

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    Senate committee approves conceal carry measure

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An Illinois Senate Committee has approved a concealed carry proposal that would require special permission to have a gun in Chicago. The Senate Executive Committee approved Sen. Kwame Raoul’s  proposal 10-4 on Thursday afternoon. Republican Minority Leader Christine Radogno voted “present.” The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that Illinois’ ban...

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    IDES reaches out to unemployed Klingons

    by  • May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Electronic applications for unemployment insurance benefits and illinoisjobslink.com are now available in Spanish, Polish, Simplified Chinese and Russian, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said today, and just in time for the release this weekend of Star Trek into Darkness, they will also be available in Klingon.  According to IDES Spokesman Greg Rivera,...

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