• Quinn fails to visit, but opponent coming to Murray Center

    by  • April 21, 2014

    While Gov. Pat Quinn has failed to act on numerous invitations to visit the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center, his republican opponent in the November governor’s race will tour the Centralia facility this weekend. Bruce Rauner will tour the Murray Center on Saturday, says Murray Parents Association President Rita Winkeler. Rauner will then meet...

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    Vandalia man sentenced to IDOC on meth conviction

    by  • April 21, 2014

    A 23-year-old Vandalia man was sentenced Monday to 9 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty in Fayette County court to an amended Class X methamphetamine charge. Michael P. Ambuehl was originally charged February 14, with Class X aggravated manufacture of more than 400 grams of meth while a child...

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    State paid millions in Medicaid for dead people

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead. Quinn told reporters Saturday he’s not happy with the findings and the state is on track to recoup all of the money. The Associated Press...

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    Former deputies sue Randolph County sheriff for improper dismissal

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Two former deputies are suing Randolph County Sheriff Michael Hoelscher for allegedly dismissing them for supporting an opposing candidate in November’s election. Eric Steely and D. Jason Juenger filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Hoelscher and Randolph County. Steely and Juenger allege they were dismissed as part-time deputies after walking in...

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