• Amtrak train derails in Wood River

    by  • January 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter was on standby today and ready to assist if necessary, after a train derailment near Wood River. Amtrak has confirmed a train headed northbound to Chicago has derailed. One wheel left the racks near Rudder Street in Wood River around 9:00am Thursday. There were 106 passengers on...

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    Dillard calls for Quinn to fire IDOC director

    by  • January 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn is standing by the state’s top prison official Monday after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that a former gang member was found unfit to work for the Department of Corrections two separate times — and then got a high-paying job anyway. But republican candidate for Governor Kirk Dillard today called on Governor...

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    Trial begins in fight to save Murray Center

    by  • January 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A bench trial on a challenge to the state’s decision to close the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia started Tuesday morning in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen began hearing testimony Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Building. The Murray Parents’ Association and developmentally disabled groups are trying to block the closure of Murray....

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