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    Report: Sex abuse plagues Ill. youth corrections

    by  • June 11, 2013 • News

    A federal report shows that imprisoned Illinois youth face sexual abuse more than most other states, and the department’s chief and a watchdog group are pressing for action. The Justice Department’s yearly report lists Illinois among the worst states in terms of the frequency of juveniles reporting being sexually abused by other inmates or...

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    Godinez last of IDOC officials senator called on to resign

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    As we reported Thursday, the Illinois Department of Corrections had investigated a sexual harassment claim against one of its top officials, the second such investigation in his IDOC career. Friday night, that official, Southern Illinois Deputy Director Ty Bates resigned his position, effective immediately. It was just six months ago, that then state Sen....

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    Kentucky man threatens Metropolis nuclear facility

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    A 61-year-old Kentucky man is facing charges following an alleged bomb threat at the Honeywell plant in Metropolis. Thomas Clark of Beaver Dam, Kentucky was taken into custody Friday afternoon and charged with disorderly conduct. The nuclear enrichment facility was locked down around noon Friday after a suspicious vehicle was noticed on site. No...

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    Centralia woman recieves Spotlight Award

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    A volunteer tutor for “The Reading Link” program at Kaskaskia College, Linda Berry of Centralia was one of ten recipients of the Illinois Press Association’s Spotlight Award. The award is given annually to ten tutors and ten learners in a ceremony held in Springfield.  Berry began helping others learn to read in English after...

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