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    State finances force KC tuition hike

    by  • March 26, 2013 • News

    The Kaskaskia College Board approved last night a $5 per credit hour tuition increase from $92  a credit hour to $97, with an increase for out-of-district students from $179 to $184 per credit hour. It was also agreed to increase per credit hour lab fees by $2. The condition of state finances makes the...

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    State may go after deadbeat parents casino winnings

    by  • March 26, 2013 • News

    Lawmakers are going after deadbeat parents in Illinois. A new bill seeks to go after people who win more than $30,000 at casinos, but skip out on their child support payments. The bill would require casino operators to check with the state’s child support registry before cutting the big check.  The bill has already...

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    Snow could keep farmers out of fields

    by  • March 26, 2013 • News

    Spring is off to a cold, wet start, and that has put off much of whatever outdoor work Illinois farmers have wanted to do. From the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in Illinois, Statistician Harvey Roemer says central Illinois was not all that moist, but that was before the record snowfall hit Sunday Roemer...

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    Brady seeks more aggressive federal firearms prosecutions

    by  • March 26, 2013 • News

    State Sen. Bill Brady wants federal authorities in northern Illinois to more “aggressively pursue” prosecution of firearms offenses. The Bloomington republican, who’s mulling another gubernatorial run, says he’ll file a resolution in the state senate next week calling on both U.S. Illinois senators to consider that when making their recommendations for the next U.S....

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    Armed car jacking suspect arrested in Nashville

    by  • March 26, 2013 • News

    In a joint effort, area law enforcement this afternoon arrested a suspect in an earlier armed car jacking. The Mount Vernon Police Department was investigating the reported armed car jacking and brought in the assistance of both the Jefferson County and Washington County sheriff’s departments to locate and arrest the alleged car jacker. Washington...

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    Spring storm blasts area

    by  • March 25, 2013 • News

    In what sometimes seemed like a snow storm that just wouldn’t stop, mother nature left more than 8”-10″ of the white stuff in much of the area. While many area schools were already dismissed this week due to spring break, a list of others that are dismissed today due to the weather can be...

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