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    Suspect not found following car chase

    by  • February 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    There was a car chase Tuesday night in Mount Vernon that resulted in the vehicle being found abandoned in the Centralia area.  According to the Mount Vernon Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports, the MVPD attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop about 11:15 p.m., on a vehicle due to the light over...

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    Ill. lawmakers file bill to regulate ‘fracking’

    by  • February 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    (AP) — Two downstate lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois. Marion Democratic state Rep. John Bradley and Olney Republican David Reis filed the bill today. Supporters of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” believe the bill has a good shot because it was negotiated by officials from industry...

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    Drew Peterson sentenced to 38-years

    by  • February 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    (AP) — A  judge Thursday sentenced former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson to nearly 40-years in prison, after earlier in the day refusing to gran the 59-year-old Peterson a new murder trial in the death of his third wife. The judge’s ruling came after Peterson’s current legal team argued for a new trial...

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    Ameren prepares for winter storm power trouble

    by  • February 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Ameren Illinois is preparing to respond Thursday in case the winter storm knocks out power. Ron Pate, Vice President of Operations and Tech Services for Ameren Illinois, says they will monitor weather conditions for any changes they may need to make. All contractors have been placed on alert and trucks will be fueled and ready...

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    Good news for Trekkies

    by  • February 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are showing off their real-life holodeck where astronomers can fly over the surface of mars and where “Star Trek” fans can walk around a life-size recreation of the Starship Enterprise. Cave2 has an 8-foot-high, 320-degree screen that creates that sensation of being able to touch what’s...

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