• Skokie man files suit after denied concealed carry permit

    by  • April 23, 2014

    A suburban Chicago man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Illinois State Police had unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 69-year-old John Berron of Skokie sued after receiving a letter last month that explained the Illinois Concealed Carry Commission received an objection to his application...

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    Corn growers struggle to get crops in the ground

    by  • April 23, 2014

    Efforts by the nation’s corn growers to get their crops planted in key grain states continue to sputter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 6 percent of this year’s corn crop is in the ground. That compares to the average of 14 percent over the previous five years and 4 percent a year...

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    St. Louis woman pleads guilty to stealing stealing U.S. mail

    by  • April 23, 2014

    The united states attorney for the southern district of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, has announced that 41-year-old Jane Johanna Emily, a/k/a Jane Moeller, of St. Louis, Mo., pleaded guilty Tuesday, in federal district court to charges that she opened and stole packages from the U.S. mail. The federal grand jury charged Emily with obstruction...

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    Madigan reelected to lead Illinois democrats

    by  • April 23, 2014

    House Speaker Michael Madigan has been elected to his fifth term as chairman of the Illinois democratic party. The Chicago democrat received near unanimous support from the party’s state central committee during a meeting in Springfield on Tuesday. The only committeeman to oppose him was state Sen. Michael Noland of Elgin. Noland says he...

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    Investigation launched into Centralia man’s death

    by  • April 23, 2014

    According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, an investigation has been launched into the death of a 31-year-old Centralia man. Martez Marshall, of North Poplar Street in Centralia, was reportedly found unresponsive Wednesday morning at a friend’s house on South Pine Street. EMS was summoned to the scene, and they subsequently requested assistance from...

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