• Salem man receives four years for burglary

    by  • January 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 20-year-old Salem man was sentenced to 4-years in prison Thursday following a guilty plea in Marion County court. Timothy J. Howard pleaded guilty Thursday to one Class 2 felony count of burglary in exchange for a second burglary charge being dismissed. Howard was arrested in November for burglary to the Salem Public Works...

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    Kell man arrested after fight with deputies during drug bust

    by  • January 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Marion County Sheriff’s Department investigator was taken to the hospital Wednesday, following an altercation between law enforcement and a  22-year-old suspect during an alleged drug bust. John A. Morton, of Kell,  remained in the Marion County jail Thursday, charged in connection with the drug bust and an alleged altercation with law enforcement. Reports...

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    IDOC documents show fired official had been issued sidearm

    by  • January 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

    While the Illinois Department of Corrections and Gov. Pat Quinn’s office continue to defend the previous employment of a convicted felon, contradictions in their arguments have surfaced. According to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer, recently terminated corrections employee Xadrian McCraven “never had any management or security duties and certainly was not involved in “running the...

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