• Campo to retire from SPD effective end of July

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SALEM — The City of Salem will be searching for a new police chief, as its current chief has submitted his notice of retirement. First hired in 2004, Chief Ron Campo submitted his notice of retirement Monday. Campo’s last day on the job will be July 28. During his time as Salem Police Chief,...

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    Hundreds of layoffs coming to Scott AFB

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SCOTT AFB — One of the area’s biggest employers is cutting nearly 300 positions. Thousands of jobs will be cut across the entire U.S. Air Force; 292 of those positions will be cut from Scott Air Force Base. A spokesperson for the Air Force says the cuts are a mixture of military and civilian...

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    Flora man sentenced on federal gun charge

    by  • July 15, 2014

    BENTON — A 67-year-old Clay County man has been sentenced in federal court to 2-years in prison a federal gun charge. Leroy O’Ryan, of Flora, previously pleaded guilty to a one count federal indictment. That indictment charged on August 12, 2013, O’Ryan, who had a previous felony conviction for aggravated battery, knowingly possessed a...

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    Mt. Vernon man indicted on federal meth charges

    by  • July 15, 2014

    BENTON — A federal grand jury seated in Benton has indicted a 30-year-old Mt. Vernon man on multiple methamphetamine related charges. Robert A. Tate has been indicted on two counts; the first alleges that from February 2013, until on or about June 2014, in Jefferson County, Tate knowingly conspired to manufacture meth. Count 2...

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    Rauner: Not involved with developmental facilities facing suits

    by  • July 14, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is responding to claims that a long-term care company tied to his former private equity firm faced claims of resident mistreatment. The venture capitalist’s firm launched American Habilitation Services as a for-profit company in 1996. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports allegations against American Habilitation...

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    Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

    by  • July 14, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Rutherford’s office kept a list of applicants and the name of the person who referred them. Among those who referred interns were House Speaker Michael Madigan and...

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