• Nashville Hornettes win USA Today honor

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Nashville Hornettes won the USA Today online competition for the nation’s number one high school girls’ sports program on Friday, thanks to Nashville fans from all over. The Hornettes beat South High School out of Pueblo, Colorado by over 3 percent, as it had been very close in the final days. South High...

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    Carlyle PD looks for info on rail cart theft

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Carlyle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information on two male subjects who took a yellow railroad utility cart from the CSX Railroad on May 26, pushing it down the tracks. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlyle Police Department at 618-594-2488 or Clinton County Crimestoppers at...

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    Audit finds DHS “did lousy job” of closing facilities

    by  • May 30, 2014

    A state audit that found $12.3 in Medicaid benefits were paid to dead people, has also found Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration left behind tractors, a forklift, computers, and confidential patient and employee records when it closed three Department of Human Services facilities. “They just did a lousy job of doing an organized closure of...

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    House votes to fund part of state employee back pay

    by  • May 29, 2014

    Thousands of state workers could see a long-awaited bump in their paychecks in July. In action Wednesday, the Illinois House approved spending $50 million to try and chip away at what has become the state’s oldest unpaid bill. The money, which is part of a larger package of budget-related legislation being debated at the...

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    Federal bribery trial begins for Ill. state rep.

    by  • May 29, 2014

    Opening statements are expected in the federal bribery trial of an Illinois lawmaker accused of accepting a $7,000 bribe from a day care center seeking a state grant. Initial statements Thursday come a day after 12 jurors were selected to hear state Rep. Derrick Smith’s case. Prosecutors are expected to say Smith confessed immediately...

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