• Nearly $10 mil slated for area road and bridge projects

    by  • April 18, 2014

    Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday an investment of $9.4 million for construction projects in Clay, Gallatin, Johnson, Marion, Perry, Pope, Randolph, Union and Wayne counties. Among the area projects, in Marion County, Illinois Route 37 will be improved for a distance of 4.5 miles from Kenco Road to just north of Hickory Grove Lane...

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

    by  • April 18, 2014

    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

    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

    by  • April 18, 2014

    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

    by  • April 18, 2014

    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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    Judge delays decision in Rutherford harassment case

    by  • April 18, 2014

    A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee. An attorney for former employee Edmund Michalowski asked at a Thursday hearing for a month to respond to Rutherford’s motion. Judge Joan Lefkow agreed. She didn’t say when...

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