• IDNR fires former House candidate

    by  • April 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A top Illinois Department of Natural Resources official is the latest administrator to leave the agency. The Springfield Bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Tony Mayville was fired Monday from his position with the DNR’s office and Mines and Minerals. The Du Bois man says his unsuccessful bid for an Illinois House seat was...

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    Man charged in woman’s heroin death, not in custody

    by  • April 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A southwestern Illinois man is accused of homicide in connection with a woman’s deadly heroin overdose in January. Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 29-year-old John Lance of Granite City with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Both are felonies. Authorities say Lance provided the heroin on which 26-year-old Sara Brewer...

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    O’Fallon dad pleads guilty in child’s death

    by  • April 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man has pleaded guilty in the death of his 23-month old son, who died in a hot car while his father passed out after drinking. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 33-year old Wayne M. Hubert of O’Fallon entered the plea Thursday to charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the life of...

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    Clinton County establishments fail liquor compliance

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    In March, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission conducted compliance checks around the state and visited 378 businesses licensed to sell liquor. They cited 41 licensees for violations of liquor control laws. 89 percent of the licensees visited complied with illinois liquor laws and refused to serve underage customers. This report is a result of...

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    Local libraries to receive grant funding

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    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $670,000 in “Another Back to Books” grants to 159 libraries to acquire fiction and/or non-fiction books, learning CDs and DVDs and other educational materials, including a couple in the listening area. This includes $5,000 to the Nashville High School library and $2,000...

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