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    Cell phones smuggled into prison may reflect gang activity

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, an Aurora woman working at Stateville Correctional Center reportedly was smuggling cell phones into prisoners. A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of 47-year-old Beverly Turner, with bail set at $40,000. The charges were filed after what is being described by IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer as...

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    Ill. farmers fared well in drought insurance pay outs

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News

    The year of the drought, 2012, brought a downpour of insurance money on farmers, especially in Illinois. The state had more than one of every six crop insurance dollars paid out. That can change, says the Natural Resource Defense Council. Claire O’Connor, an agricultural policy analyst who has written a report for the NRDC...

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    KC announces Season of Entertainment entertainment

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News

    The Kaskaskia College 2013-14 Season of Entertainment guest artist and speaker series has plenty of big name entertainers, including Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Sandy Patty. It will also include tributes to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and the Sounds of Motown. This year’s season will kick off on November 1st with Scrap...

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    Campaign season kicks off with lt. gov. announcements

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News

    Labor Day is the traditional kick off in Illinois for campaign season and this year was no different, as two republican gubernatorial candidates announced their running mates for lieutenant governor. Dan Rutherford has chosen a Chicago attorney as his running mate. Steve Kim is a 42-year old lawyer from Northbrook. He has a Chicago...

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    Bail set at $100k for Carlyle man charged with gun crimes

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News

    A 33-year-old Carlyle man is in the Clinton County Jail Tuesday morning, charged with multiple gun related crimes. According to Clinton County Sheriff’s reports Eric W. Spidel was arrested late Monday night, after he allegedly pulled a handgun on his girlfriend’s neighbor in the 530 block of Sherman Road in Carlyle and threatened to...

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