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    Suspect killed, 2 arrested in shootout at bank

    by  • May 10, 2013 • News

    A shootout between FBI agents and three suspects allegedly intending to rob a northern Illinois bank ended with the death of one suspect and the arrest of two others. The shootout occurred Friday outside an Associated Bank branch in Richmond, a small town near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. Joan Hyde, a special agent in...

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    Man charged in house fire that killed 4 children

    by  • May 10, 2013 • News

    Prosecutors in Randolph County have filed first-degree murder charges against a suspect in connection with an overnight house fire that killed four Illinois children. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker announced Friday that a criminal complaint has been filed against Derrick J. Twardoski. The statement from the state’s attorney’s office says Twardoski is being...

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    33 civilians lose jobs at Scott AFB

    by  • May 10, 2013 • News

    Nearly three dozen civilian jobs have been cut at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.  The 33 jobs at Scott’s Air Force Network Integration Center were eliminated when a contract with the workers’ employer ended last month. But officials say the lost Illinois jobs will translate into nine new positions at Peterson air...

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    KC student congress seeks scholarship donations

    by  • May 10, 2013 • News

    The graduating members of Kaskaskia College Student Congress would like to pay the gift of a KC education forward to next year’s returning students.     The education they received at KC has helped them achieve their educational goals and has given them a foundation to build upon.  They want to share this gift...

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    Justice: Comply with law on mental health, guns

    by  • May 10, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Supreme Court’s Chief Justice has instructed lower-court judges to notify state police when they deem anyone mentally unsound. Thomas Kilbride raised the matter in a memorandum this week. The Associated Press obtained a copy Thursday from the office of state Sen. Dan Kotowski. It comes as a U.S. Court’s June 9 deadline...

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