• Quinn calls for tax hike to be permanent, hints at property tax relief

    by  • March 26, 2014

    Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting “extreme and radical” budget cuts to schools and services without “stabilized” revenue. The Chicago democrat — embarking on what’s expected to be a difficult re-election bid against republican businessman Bruce Rauner— tied the idea to relief for homeowners,...

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    Free on bail, two Mt. Vernon men arrested on meth charges

    by  • March 26, 2014

    Two men who were subjects in a Mt. Vernon drug sweep in May have again been arrested, this time on a string of methamphetamine related felonies. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Joint Narcotics Division on Sunday arrested 46-year-old Larry W. York...

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    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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