• 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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    Three arrested after scuffle with police

    by  • January 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Three people were arrested Saturday after allegedly getting into an altercation with police following an earlier incident in which a gun was pulled on people who had given them a ride to get gas. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly were unaware one of the earlier incident with the gun when they stopped Saturday morning...

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