• Murphysboro man dead after setting his home on fire

    by  • November 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Murphysboro police are reporting a 54-year-old man is dead after he allegedly battered a woman with a hammer around 1 o’clock Friday morning, and then intentionally set his Murphysboro home on fire. Police reports say Thomas Allan Miller was suspected of battering a 28-year-old female acquaintance of Murphysboro after he contacted her and asked...

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    IDOT prepares for Jan. 1 speed limit increase

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    In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill raising the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph, matching the speed limit in 36 other states, including those neighboring Illinois. IDOT fabricated approximately 900 new 70-mph signs at its central sign shop in Springfield intermittently over about a month this fall,...

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    Pension deal could boost Quinn’s reelection bid

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    A new agreement on how to address Illinois’ $100 billion pension shortfall could give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election bid. But political analysts say it puts his potential GOP rivals in a trickier spot. One of the four candidates running for the 2014 republican nomination has stated his position publicly. State Senator...

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