• Firefighter Tim Jansen Memorial Highway to be dedicated

    by  • September 9, 2014

    BARTELSO — The official dedication of the Firefighter Tim Jansen memorial highway will be held Saturday, September 13th in Bartelso, and the public is invited to attend in remembrance of a local hero who gave his life fighting a fire. State Representative Charlie Meier said the Illinois Department of Transportation signs are ready to...

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    Employee charged in robbery of Mt. Vernon Casey’s

    by  • September 9, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon police have arrested a 46-year-old store clerk in connection with a September 4, robbery of the Casey’s General Store. According to a press release, Anita Bailey, an employee of the Casey’s General store was charged Tuesday with felony theft and obstruction of justice in connection with last weeks robbery....

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    Missing Indiana mother found caged in mobile home

    by  • September 8, 2014

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana couple who police say kidnapped a woman in July and held her captive for two months has been charged with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felony charges. Posey County prosecutors filed the charges Monday against 37-year-old Ricky Roy House Jr. and 44-year-old Kendra Tooley. A probable cause affidavit...

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    CDC warns of fast-spreading Enterovirus afflicting children

    by  • September 8, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially¬† children.¬† Testing of some cases by the centers for disease control and prevention identified an Enterovirus, EV-D68.¬† While there are more than 100 types of Enteroviruses, which are very common viruses of respiratory illness,...

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