• Judge releases detail of deadly Cairo bank robbery

    by  • July 30, 2014

    BENTON — A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery. The judge on Tuesday unsealed a warrant which describes in detail the alleged crimes of James Watts. The 30-year-old Watts of Cairo is charged with attempted armed bank...

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    Poll shows Rauner would win if election held today

    by  • July 29, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is facing an increasingly uphill battle against republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a new We Ask America poll shows. Rauner is now sitting on a 14-point lead in the poll that was conducted July 28, which is up from his 10-point lead he had in a June poll. Rauner’s...

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    Doctor charged with bogus medical marijuana prescription

    by  • July 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Joseph J. Starkman, who has a practice in Highland Park. It’s the first such complaint...

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    Couple in Eldorado kidnapping incident appear in Mo. court

    by  • July 29, 2014

    NEW MADRID, Mo. — The couple involved in last week’s kidnapping incident in Eldorado has appeared in a southeast Missouri courtroom. Court officials in New Madrid County say 19-year-old Courtney Godwin pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. A judge sentenced Godwin to 10 days in...

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    Court dismisses charge against care giver

    by  • July 29, 2014

    SALEM — A Marion County jury was discharged today before being seated for a second day of testimony in a felony criminal abuse or neglect charge against a Centralia personal care worker. The charge against 23-year-old Dylan J. Altom of Centralia was dismissed this morning, after defense attorney Matt Chancey filed a motion for...

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    Woman dies in Washington County jail cell

    by  • July 29, 2014

    NASHVILLE — Washington County authorities are confirming an inmate was found dead last week in the county jail. According to reports, Nashville police responded to an incident at Little Nashville late Thursday evening, and took a suspect into custody. But, they say that person was found dead in her Washington County jail cell on...

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