• IDOC inmate jumps five floors to his death

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    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, a 33-year-old Stateville Correctional Center inmate jumped to his death Thursday afternoon from a fifth-floor cell house. Angel Garcia was serving a 70-year sentence for murder and would not be eligible for parole until 2079, when he would be 99-years old. IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer says the...

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    Wayne County pair arrested for meth

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    Two Wayne County residents are in jail and facing meth manufacturing charges. Regina Weccele and Timothy Smith were arrested in their Sims home after investigators say they found meth and more than 1,100 pills and other chemicals used to make the drug. DCFS officials were notified after two children were also found in the...

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    Illinois ranks low in smoking prevention

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    An anti-smoking organization says Illinois is spending far less than what’s needed to prevent kids from smoking. The “campaign for tobacco-free kids” says that Illinois is 32nd in the nation in money spent towards stopping kids from picking up the habit. Both this fiscal year and next fiscal year, Illinois plans to spend just...

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