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    Law enforcement crack down this holiday week

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A holiday weekend is coming up. That means increased traffic patrols. The target is drunk drivers, says Michael Witter, regional administrator for the national highway traffic safety administration. According to Witter, over 300 law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in high-visibility traffic enforcement. The enforcement effort goes through midnight Sunday and...

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    West Nile Virus confirmed in Marion County

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    Public health officials have confirmed a mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been located in the City of Salem; this is according to City Manager Bill Gruen. In the metro-east, officials have also identified another batch of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, on Monday the St. Clair County health department found a mosquito...

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    Temporary lay offs in Salem

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    Calls to the studio have asked us to confirm a large layoff at a Marion County business. While we were able to confirm a layoff of 25-30 workers at Schutt Sports in Salem, the City of Salem also confirmed that those layoffs are temporary and seasonal. Schutt is an Illinois based company and is...

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    George Ryan officially a free man

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is officially a free man. The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and in January he was moved to home confinement. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says Ryan was released Wednesday morning, a day ahead of schedule. Ryan spent months in his Kankakee...

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    Anna woman jailed after kidnapping a newborn

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News

    A woman is jailed in southern Illinois after being accused of threatening a mother with a knife and tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. Union County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna with aggravated armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful restraint. During a court appearance Tuesday, a judge assigned a...

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