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    Inmate stabs IDOC guard

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Union officials are confirming a corrections officer at Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner was stabbed this afternoon by an inmate on the way to chow. “This happened just before noon,” says Eddie Caumiant, regional director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. According to Caumiant, inmates were being taken...

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    Murder charged in 2nd Menard prison inmate death

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to The Southern, a first-degree murder charge has been filed against a Menard Correctional Center prisoner in connection with the Feb. 25 death of inmate Yusuf Abuzir. Donald Hazzard, 23, was scheduled to be released from Menard today. Instead, Hazzard will be transferred to Randolph County Jail and held on $750,000 bond for...

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    Communities ready for Tuesday election

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The local consolidated elections will be held Tuesday, with the last day for early voting, grace period registration and early voting, as well as in person absentee voting held  from 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow at the Marion county courthouse. According to Marion County Clerk Steve Fox, he anticipates less than 15 percent turnout...

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    Three facing felony charges in meth bust

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Three people were arraigned today in Marion County Court, after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found more than one ounce of finished methamphetamine in a Centralia apartment late Wednesday. Deputies reportedly discovered two portable “shake and bake” meth labs in a garage apartment in the 800 block of north cherry street, after going to the apartment...

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    Too few mine inspectors, says state audit

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    State auditors say the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t employ enough mine-safety inspectors the past two years to comply with state law.  An Illinois auditor general’s report released yesterday says the department had 10 inspectors for more than 40 mines. The state Coal Mining Act calls for at least 16 inspectors. DNR Spokesman...

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