• Former state trooper agains seeks license reinstatement

    by  • March 26, 2014

    A former Illinois state trooper who lost his driving privileges after causing a southwestern Illinois freeway crash that killed two sisters is asking for a fifth time to get his license reinstated. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Matt Mitchell will have a hearing on his latest request May 20 in Mount Vernon. Mitchell was working...

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    Father and son arrested on heroin charges

    by  • March 25, 2014

    Bail has been set and public defenders appointed for a father and son arrested by Kinmundy police for alleged possession of heroin. Reports indicate 31-year-old Josh Robinson, of Kinmundy, and his 60-year-old father John J. Robinson, of Violet Hills,  Arkansas, were arrested after Kinmundy police approached a vehicle at the home of the son,...

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    Bill would increase minimum child visitation

    by  • March 25, 2014

    A bill aimed at increasing the minimum amount of parenting time judges must award to non-custodial parents is headed to the House floor, but its ultimate fate is uncertain. The bill, HB 5425, passed the House Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon by a 9-3 vote, but its sponsor, Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, said he...

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