• Three-car accident results in multiple fatalities

    by  • July 1, 2014

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — At least three people are now confirmed dead after a multi-car crash at the intersection of Route 13 and Cambria Road sent one car into Crab Orchard Lake. According to state police,  18-year-old Abdullah M. Alfadhi, of Carbondale, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Firebird; 29-year-old Stephanie D. Stowers, of Marion, was...

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    Mt. Vernon man arrested on arson charges

    by  • July 1, 2014

    MOUNT VERNON — A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been arrested in connection with a weekend fire that caused major damage to a business and injured a firefighter. Alec McLaughlin has been charged in Jefferson County court with three counts Class X felony aggravated arson knowing people present, and three counts Class 2 arson...

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    ISP taking concealed-carry applications over the phone

    by  • June 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police have opened up a new application process for people who want a concealed-carry gun license, giving applicants an alternative to an online process that critics say is cumbersome. Up to now, according to the state police, residents could only file for an application online by computer. Now people...

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    GM recalls another 7.6 million more vehicles

    by  • June 30, 2014

    DETROIT — General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the  company’s safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM’s total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. The company says it...

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    Quinn makes cuts to $35.7B Illinois budget

    by  • June 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has used his line-item veto power to make minor cuts to a $35.7 billion state budget plan he has called “incomplete.” In a statement Monday, Quinn says he’s eliminating $250 million for renovations of the state Capitol. The Chicago Democrat also says the state will sell nearly half...

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