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    Events recall deadly leap-year tornado

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

    Many residents in southeastern Illinois are recalling the one year anniversary of the leap day tornado that claimed eight lives and caused millions of dollars of damage in Harrisburg and Ridgway February 29th of last year. Today in Harrisburg all flags were to be flown at half-staff and there is a scheduled moment of...

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    Jesse White awards grants to local school libraries

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

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    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded Fiscal Year 2013 School District Library Program Grants totaling almost $1.4 million to 642 Illinois public school districts. Nearly 1.7 million students served by school library media programs will benefit from the grants. “As a former public school teacher and administrator, I know our...

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    Traveler killed in I-57 accident

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

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    There was an accident Thursday on Interstate 57 at mile post 96 in the northbound lanes. According to the Illinois State Police out of DuQuoin, the one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 1:39 p.m., when, according to witnesses, a Winnebago motor home was moving strangely on the highway.  it then went off the road and...

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    Drew Peterson serving time in Menard

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

    It’s been a week since Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, and already he is seeing the inside of his third prison.  The Illinois Department of Corrections announced yesterday the 59-year old Peterson was transferred to Menard Correctional Center in Chester .  Peterson was incarcerated in...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News

        2/27/2013 Theft charges Four people were charged Friday in Clinton County Court Friday with felony theft. Zuhdija Omerovic, 19, of ; as well as 30-year-old Joshua M. Cody, of ; and 21-year-old Lonnie S. Williamson Sr., were charged with Class 3 felony theft; wjo;e 51-year-old Terry L. Cristel, was charged with Class...

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