• After three days, jury convicts Vandalia man on meth charges

    by  • February 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    After three days of jury trial, a 40-year-old Vandalia man was found guilty of multiple felonies connected to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Michael T. Fickes was found guilty of aggravated participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class X felony; participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine, also a Class X felony; unlawful possession of...

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    McCarter drops effort to appeal gay marriage law

    by  • February 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Illinois state Senator Kyle McCarter, a republican, has ended an effort to repeal Illinois’ Gay Marriage Law approved by lawmakers last year. Following a federal judge’s ruling handed down Friday that there is no need for gay couples to wait for the law to take effect in June, McCarter announced that he was withdrawing...

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    BREAKING: Meier claims DHS lied to public about contract payments

    by  • February 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    According to Okawville republican Rep. Charlie Meier, the firm hired by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to transition residents out of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia has received regular payments from the state despite what a DHS representative has publicly claimed. A press release from Meier’s office cites an opinion...

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