• Lawmaker wants reciprocity in state gun permits

    by  • July 24, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that state Rep. Brandon Phelps says the law is “too complicated” when it comes to out-of-state gun owners....

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    Driver bound, gagged and robbed

    by  • July 24, 2014

    LITCHFIELD — The Illinois State Police is looking for the men responsible for posing as state troopers and pulling over a motorist, robbing, and eventually tying the victim in his own vehicle. According to Trooper Jeffrey Yenchko, an ISP spokesman, the incident took place Tuesday night after 10 p.m. at milepost 63 along Interstate...

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    Two in custody, case no longer considered kidnapping

    by  • July 24, 2014

    ELDORADO — The search is over for a 23-year-old Georgia man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend from an Eldorado home Wednesday night, but the case is now not being considered a kidnapping and the couple are facing charges. Troopers say 19-year-old Courtney Godwin went with 23-year-old Sonny Pilgrim willingly. And now, Godwin and Pilgrim...

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    Marion County jury convicts man of sex abuse

    by  • July 24, 2014

    SALEM — After an hour and a half of deliberations, a Marion County jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against a 57-year-old man charged with fondling a young girl. Herbert Dewitt has been in custody of the Marion County jail since his arrest in late March on the charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse...

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    No bail for former Fairfield coach in federal custody

    by  • July 22, 2014

    EAST ST. LOUIS — Former Fairfield Community High School math teacher and coach Timothy Going has been remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following an appearance Monday morning in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. Going faces federal charges of being in possession of child pornography and unlawful videotaping of...

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