• Quinn signs county appointees law

    by  • July 22, 2014

    CHICAGO — A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards. The Chicago Democrat says the legislation he signed Monday applies to Illinois counties with populations of 300,000 to 2 million. Those include DuPage, Lake, Will,...

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    Police searching for man in Rend Lake accident

    by  • July 22, 2014

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — Authorities are searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic crash Monday night at Rend Lake. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office,  a car driven by 43-year-old Carl George Thomas hit a tree around 10:30 p.m. in the Beaver Lodge Loop at South Marcum Campgrounds. Thomas fled...

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    DAR reports American flags stolen in Centralia

    by  • July 22, 2014

    CENTRALIA — The Prairie State Chapter of DAR, the City of Centralia and the Centralia Veterans Committee are reporting that 25 of their new American flags and poles are missing from the street poles in Centralia. According to Jerri George, member of the Daughters of the American Revoultion, all the flags are tagged in...

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