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    Area companies expanding, creating new jobs

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn announced the expansion today of two southern Illinois companies, one in Sauget and one in Belleville. FedEx Corp. is building a $23.5 million ground distribution facility in Sauget that will process 10,000 packages an hour once fully operational. Quinn’s office says the FedEx Ground facility will support 25 full-time jobs and...

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    Benefits certification number changing

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The telephone number for unemployment benefits certification will change Thursday to 312-338-4337. The current number will be in use through the end of the day Wednesday, although internet certification remains the preferred method for certification. Workers eligible for unemployment insurance must contact the Illinois Department of Employment Security every two weeks to confirm they...

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    Man charged in fire that killed four kids has local police record

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The man charged in the deaths of four children in a southern Illinois house fire has a long criminal history. Records show derrick Twardoski has convictions for criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, burglary, fighting, driving under the influence and various other traffic offenses in St. Clair County. In Clinton County, his convictions include...

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    Chancey new Marion County public defender

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Marion County once again has a full-time lead public defender after its last one resigned suddenly at the end of April. Matt Chancey, formerly a Fayette County Assistant State’s Attorney, has been hired to replace Tim Huyett, who suddenly resigned his position as lead Marion County Public Defender on April 22. Chancey, who graduated...

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    Cities could restrict places for guns

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An Illinois Senate proposal to allow the carrying of concealed weapons would let large cities add to the list of places considered off limits to guns. Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH’-may rah-OOL’) told The Associated Press Tuesday he doesn’t expect many cities to declare separate gun-free locales because there already are many statewide restrictions in...

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