• Former police chief’s wife charged with felony theft

    by  • August 1, 2014

    SALEM — The wife of a former Centralia police chief has been charged in Marion County court this morning with felony theft. Aimee Evans, wife of former police chief Larry Evans, is charged with Class 4 felony theft under $500 with a prior conviction for allegedly taking prescription Vicodin on multiple occasions from a...

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    Police shooting suspect killed, ID’d

    by  • July 30, 2014

    PANA — The 25-year-old man who was killed by an Illinois State Police SWAT team Tuesday, reportedly¬† pointed his handgun at his own head during the standoff, said Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp. Kettlekamp said he believes the man, Josh A. Edwards, was under the influence of some type of narcotic, and that Edwards...

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    Police search for semi driver in fatal I-70 accident

    by  • July 30, 2014

    MADISON COUNTY — Authorities are searching for a semi-truck after a deadly accident Wednesday morning on westbound Interstate 70 near Troy. According to authorities, 20-year-old Jacob Dey, of Brighton was driving¬† an Impala westbound on Interstate 70 when he lost control and swerved to the right then the left before being hit by a...

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    Roadwork planned for washboard Rte. 161

    by  • July 30, 2014

    MARION COUNTY — Travel on Illinois Route 161 near the Interstate 57 interchange may soon become more smooth. State Senator Kyle McCarter has announced the Illinois Department of Transportation will open bids on the project on Friday, August 1st. The estimated cost of resurfacing the nearly 1.5-miles of Route 161 from west of Interstate...

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    Millionaire surtax measure to be on Nov. ballot

    by  • July 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. The democrat signed the proposal Tuesday. It puts a nonbinding resolution on the November ballot to gauge support for tacking a 3 percent surcharge on incomes over $1 million. House Speaker Michael...

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