• Illinois leads in turkey fryer fires

    by  • November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s an area where Illinois is Number 2 – grease fires on Thanksgiving. This is according to Bloomington-based state farm insurance, based on claims for damage caused by grease fires. Over the last eight years, Illinois has had 27, second to Texas, with 38. However, state farm spokeswoman Missy Dundov says the numbers are...

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    Shopping guide helps avoid recalled toys

    by  • November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A guide from the Illinois attorney general can help shoppers avoid buying recalled toys this holiday season. The safe shopping guide, first published in 2007, helps parents and gift buyers keep track of a long list of recalled products. Attorney Lisa Madigan says in this current year, there have been nearly 100 different children’s...

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    ISP ramping up holiday patrols

    by  • November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police officials say the department is launching an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort called operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop. In a news release, the state police it will be “aggressively patrolling Illinois roadways” for 24 hours beginning Tuesday —...

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    Trial postponed for man charged with killing 7-yo niece

    by  • November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old southern Illinois man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won’t go on trial until next year. The Effingham daily news reports an Effingham county judge on Monday tentatively scheduled Justin Deryke’s trial for February. But state’s attorney Bryan Kibler says it likely will be later than that because Deryke’s attorney has...

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