• After displaying ax, man strikes women with car

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 25-year-old Franklin County man is facing charges after authorities alleged he struck a pair of women with his car. James Lenzie of West Frankfort was reportedly returning property to the two victims at a residence along east Lindell Street in Frankfort around 7:30 Sunday evening. Lenzie is accused of not returning the items...

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    Madigan will not call Quinn veto for vote

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of lawmakers’ paychecks will not be taken up as lawmakers return to town for the fall veto session. House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, filed a letter today explaining that the governor’s veto of money for lawmaker paychecks has been struck down by a Cook County judge. Madigan wrote in his...

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    Salem teacher resigns following multiple arrests

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Salem Kindergarten teacher who was recently in the news for allegedly providing alcohol for teens attending a party at her home and for two alleged DUIs within three days of each other has resigned her position from hawthorn grade school in Salem. The school board accepted a one-sentence resignation Monday night from Wendy...

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    State agencies asking lawmakers for more money

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year. The Department of Corrections wants an extra $40 million to pay for inmates’ food, clothes and medical care. The Department of Transportation wants $17 million to help offset the costs of providing...

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    Centralia man sought after fleeing police, in custody

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $15,000 for a 24-year-old Centralia man in Marion County court Tuesday, after being taken into custody Monday. Richard E. “Ricky” Potter is being held in the Marion County jail, charged with felony resisting a police officer, resulting in injury; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a police...

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