• Federal court warns of arrest warrant scam

    by  • June 30, 2014

    CHICAGO — Federal court officials in northern Illinois are warning residents about a nationwide scam involving fake arrest warrants. People have been contacted by phone, email and fax by individuals claiming to be law enforcement officials and demanding money to throw out supposed arrest warrants for offenses such as missed jury duty, money laundering...

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    Millions to be put toward Illinois solar energy

    by  • June 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring up to $30 million worth of solar power to be pumped into the energy mix for Illinois electricity customers. The measure was sponsored by democratic state Representative Robyn Gabel of Evanston and state Senator Don Harmon, an Oak Park democrat. It requires the Illinois power...

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    Inmate attacks guard at Shawnee CC

    by  • June 30, 2014

    VIENNA — A guard at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna was attacked by an inmate Friday. Union representative Jeremy Noelle says the guard was taken to the hospital Friday morning with injuries to his face. This is the fifth time Willie Carter has assaulted a guard while in prison, once back in 1991,...

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    Authorities investigating series of Mt. Vernon fires

    by  • June 30, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Jefferson County authorities are investigating three fires believed to be the results of arson. Investigators believe a one-car accident near the scene of the last fire – which was reported around 10 a.m. Friday – may have involved the person who set the blaze. According to reports, the last fire was...

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    High court issues two landmark decisions

    by  • June 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court Monday has issued two landmark decisions. In the first decision, the high court says public sector unions can’t collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union. The justices on Monday said collecting the fees violates the First Amendment rights of workers...

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    Tank farm leak leads to U.S. 51 closure

    by  • June 29, 2014

    PATOKA — An overnight breach in the pipeline at the Patoka tank farm has resulted in U.S. 51 between the Kinoka Road in Patoka and Vernon being closed to through traffic until at least Monday while cleanup continues. Marathon officials are estimating 500 barrels of crude were spilled in the incident. According to law...

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