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    Man gets 30-years in sex crime case

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News

      A Wabash County man will be spending three decades behind bars for a sex crime.   Donald Campbell, 49, of Mount Carmel was sentenced to 30 years  in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sex acts while he  videotaped the incidents. Campbell is a former Mount Carmel firefighter.

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    New security concerns face race organizers

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News

    The Boston Marathon bombing is forcing people who organize races in Illinois to consider security in ways they’ve never had to before. Jan Seeley directs the Illinois marathon in Champaign-Urbana. The two-day event draws about 20,000 people and it’s coming up quick, on April 27. One of the first calls she received Monday was...

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    Bill would allow 17-year-olds to vote

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News

    Legislation that would allow younger Illinoisans to vote during primary elections cleared a House panel this week. The proposal would allow a 17-year-old to be able to vote in primary elections, if they will be 18 by the time of the general election. State Rep. Carol Sente, (D-Vernon Hills), said the proposal, which applies...

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    Bipartisan agreement possible on gun-control

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News

    Both sides of the gun-control debate could be headed for a rare agreement at the statehouse on a push by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to get guns out of the hands of felons and the seriously mentally ill. His plan would require gun owners to surrender their state-issued firearm owners identification (FOID) cards...

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    IDOT releases 6-year construction plan

    by  • April 17, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) unveiled details of its six-year road construction plan Wednesday, which includes $144.9 million in road and bridge projects for the 54th Senate District in the coming 2014 fiscal year, according to State Senator Kyle McCarter. For the coming fiscal year, IDOT has identified 16 projects in the District,...

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