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    Diary entries lead to sexual assault charges

    by  • February 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 38-year-old Mt. Vernon man on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Michael Duane Schallenberg was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation led to a warrant being issued for his arrest on the charges. The Marion County Sheriff’s...

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    Auditor General charged with DUI

    by  • February 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois Auditor General William Holland has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The state journal-register in Springfield reports the 61-year-old Holland was stopped late Wednesday by Illinois State Police in Springfield. In addition to DUI, Holland was cited for improper lane usage. No additional information was available late yesterday on...

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    Trial ordered in Sesser killing

    by  • February 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man has been ordered to stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge related to the death of a fellow tavern patron. The Southern reports that 45-year old Michael Romani pleaded not guilty after his preliminary hearing in Franklin County Circuit Court. Romani is accused of causing the December 27, 2012 death...

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    Quinn’s minimum wage push meets resistance

    by  • February 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    In his state-of-the-state address, Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. This meets disagreement from organizations such as the Illinois retail merchants association. That group’s executive vice president, Rob Karr, says jobs will be in jeopardy if this happens. Karr says the news is as bad,...

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    Two charged in shots fired incident

    by  • February 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    There was a shooting incident in mount Vernon last night, but no one was injured. According to the mount Vernon police department, they were dispatched at approximately 7:45 last night to the area of 21st street and conger avenue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered suspect 21-year-old Simon w. Taylor, along with a handgun and...

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