• DCFS reveals strategy to lower abuse, neglect

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services believes it has a strategy to reverse the increase in children dying due to abuse and neglect. Acting director of DCFS, Denise Gonzales, says part of the solution is for more people to be trained to recognize signs of abuse, like teachers are required trained. Gonzales...

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    Murphysboro man found guilty of drive-by murder

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 20-year-old former Marion High School football standout. Kelly Arbuckle of Murphysboro was charged in the death of Toren Stanley of Marion on March 9 in Carbondale. Authorities said arbuckle killed Stanley during a drive-by shooting. Arbuckle was...

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    GOP candidates accuse one another of using clout for family, friends

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Two republican candidates for governor are accusing one another of using their influence to get family and friends into certain schools. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is bashing Bruce Rauner over a report in the Chicago Sun-Times that Rauner got his daughter’s rejection to Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago overturned, and later donated...

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    Body of woman found off Hwy 51 near Makanda

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating after the body of a 40-year-old woman was found near the side of Potter’s Road just south of Carbondale and near Makanda. Detective Mike O’Leary with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says a passerby saw the body while driving on U.S. Hwy 51...

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