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    Meth charge following high-speed chase results in prison sentence

    by  • March 6, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 27-year-old Odin man pleaded guilty in Marion County Court Tuesday. Travis L. Finley was sentenced to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty to felony possession of meth manufacturing material. As part of the plea agreement, felony charges of criminal damage to government property and aggravated fleeing of police...

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    Ill. House OKs amendments banning semi-auto guns

    by  • March 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois House has approved a series of measures that would ban semi-automatic assault weapons in Illinois. One amendment approved Tuesday would make it a felony for anyone to possess a military-style assault weapon or to have large-capacity ammunition magazines. Chicago Democratic Rep. Edward Acevedo says civilians shouldn’t have these guns because they’re made for...

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    Reactions mixed to Hugo Chavez death

    by  • March 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death is eliciting reactions as mixed and outsized as the fiery leader drew in life, with some saying his passing was a tragic loss and others calling it an opportunity. Some of the many Venezuelans living in Florida are reacting with cautious optimism that there will be change in their...

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