• Salem woman arrested when found trespassing in home

    by  • April 21, 2014

    A 36-year-old Salem woman was arrested Sunday night for criminal trespass, after police received a report from a caller  saying she found the suspect in her mother’s home. Sheila Weaver was taken to the Marion County jail, after she was reportedly found around 6:30 Sunday night in a home in the 430 block of...

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    Inmate escapes Bond County jail

    by  • April 19, 2014

    A 30-year-old inmate held on methamphetamine production charges in Bond County allegedly escaped through a vent, officials say. The Bond County Sheriff’s Department says Andrew Walker escaped through a vent which led to an outer room, broke through a drop ceiling and then left through an egress door. Walker, of Pierron, was charged March...

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    IDNR fires former House candidate

    by  • April 18, 2014

    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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    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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