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    Crews search for possible Illinois flood victims

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News

    Crews are using an air boat on the Illinois River to help locate a Peru woman who appears to have been stranded because of flooding. Illinois Conservation Police commander Robert Frazier said yesterday afternoon that he’s hoping the air boat can clear debris from the water to help crews find 62-year-old Nancy Greening. Her...

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    KC seats new student trustee

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met last night for the regular monthly meeting.  Karlie Nattier of Patoka was seated as the new student trustee for the 2013-14 academic year and outgoing Student Trustee Zach McGeehan was recognized for his service.  Also, Shirley Martin of Shattuc was recognized by a formal resolution as the...

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    Coleman family appeals court dismissal of ministry lawsuit

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News

    Family members of a slain southern Illinois woman want a lawsuit restored blaming a televangelist for her death and the death of her children. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tuesday that Sheri Coleman’s family asked the Illinois Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon to reinstate the lawsuit against Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries. A Monroe County judge...

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    Meier files resolution calling for halt to Murray transfers

    by  • April 23, 2013 • News

    State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) introduced a resolution Friday that would halt the transfer of any patient out of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center. The resolution was filed after Rep. Meier received word on Friday that the Department of Human Services had begun displacing residents. “Murray Center is the only place some of...

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    BREAKING: Marion County public defender resigns

    by  • April 22, 2013 • News

    According to Marion County Resident Circuit Judge Mark Stedelin, Marion County’s lead public defender Timothy Huyett resigned Monday, after nearly three years serving Marion County.  Huyett replaced Circuit Judge Ericka Sanders when she was appointed to the bench in 2009. Stedelin said he could not comment beyond saying Huyett resigned Monday. By Monday afternoon,...

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    Wilzbach says more charges coming for Salem man; more alleged victims “possible”

    by  • April 22, 2013 • News

    A Salem man facing two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse is expected to face further charges following a first appearance in court Monday afternoon at which State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach announced an investigation had revealed an alleged second victim and possibly more. Bradley Gibson, 41, of Salem was arrested last Thursday on two...

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