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    Third Menard inmate charged with murder

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    For the third time in as many months, the death of a Menard prison inmate has resulted in a murder charge. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker told The Associated Press Wednesday he’s filed a murder charge against 38-year-old ex-Menard inmate Frank Wings. Walker said Wings allegedly strangled William Crowder March 26 in their...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 24, 2013 • News

      April 24th, 2013 Drug Arrest Justin Heern, 32, of Centralia was arrested Wednesday night for alleged possession of a controlled substance and was cited for driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Heern was taken into custody and transfered to the Marion County Jail. April 23rd, 2013 Warrant Arrest...

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    Miss. River stretch reopens after barge breakaways

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A stretch of the Mississippi¬†River near St. Louis is reopened to shipping after the Coast Guard concluded 11 barges that sank last weekend in the rain-swollen waterway weren’t a hazard to navigation.   The 15-mile stretch was reopened Monday, while investigators continue trying to determine what caused 114 barges to break free Saturday night...

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    Secretary of State encourages online renewal

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse¬†White says Earth Day is a good reminder that Illinois motorists can go green by registering to receive vehicle renewal notices via email. His office says registration tables are being set up in downtown Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center through Tuesday where the public can submit email information to customer...

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