• Clinton County assists in high risk pot bust

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    Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Wood River police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, or ILEAS, Tuesday in executing a high risk search at the location of a large cannabis growing operation. Officers removed more than 30 cannabis plants from a home in the 900 block of East Acton Avenue in Wood River,...

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    Centralia man sentenced on burglary charge

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    A 20-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to five years TASC probation after he pleaded guilty to residential burglary. Dereck Woods was arrested in December for an August residential burglary after fingerprints indicated he had been in the home where a large amount of jewelry had been taken when the...

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    Timing of hearing on prison chief called “peculiar”

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    KURT ERICKSON  The Southern Springfield Bureau SPRINGFIELD — A Senate panel charged with vetting Gov. Pat Quinn’s appointees has scheduled a hearing on at least two controversial nominees for the day before next week’s primary election. The Democrat-led panel is scheduled to hear testimony on Illinois Department of Corrections Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez and...

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    Man gets 4 years in prison for sex trafficking

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for sex trafficking involving two female victims. Jamall Brown was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Authorities say Brown advertised the prostitution services on Backpage.com. Brown drove the victims to St. Louis and Denver,...

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