• State concerned with online fake IDs

    by  • October 1, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois secretary of state’s office is concerned about fake IDs, and not just because they can get underage kids into bars. That’s one concern, but another is that when kids order fake IDs from China, they set up the possibility for identity theft, says inspector general James B. Burns. “They can...

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    IDOC investigation leads to warden’s resignation

    by  • September 30, 2014

    DIXON (AP) — The warden of Dixon Correctional Center has retired in the wake of an Illinois Department of Corrections investigation of her for protocol violations, officials said. The investigation of Nedra Chandler began Sept. 19, the same day Sterling police arrested registered sex offender Robert L. Swon at her home. Corrections department spokesman...

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    ISP warns drivers of autumn uptick of deer activity

    by  • September 30, 2014

    Illinois State Police want to warn drivers of something it thinks the public is not expecting enough: deer. According to the state police, more than 20,000 deer are involved in traffic crashes each year in Illinois, with the autumn months being some of the most dangerous for drivers. Trooper Tracy Lillard, a safety education...

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    Chicago man charged with beheading threats at SIU-C

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CHICAGO — Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illinois University campus he attended brought himself to authorities’ attention. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, has announced that Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, was charged...

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    Centralia announces October city-wide cleanup

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that this year’s fall city wide cleanup will be held Monday, October 6th through Friday, October 10th. This curbside pickup service is provided by the City of Centralia Public Works Department. Participation is limited to  single-family residences, town homes, condominiums and apartments that do not exceed...

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