• Complaint to be filed, details of Rutherford sexual harassment

    by  • February 10, 2014

    A former high-ranking employee for Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford dropped bombshell allegations in federal court Monday – charging that Rutherford sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations.  The employee, Ed Michalowski, charged that Rutherford has made unwanted sexual advances against him since 2011. In one instance, Michalowski...

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    Suspect caught after Monday bank robbery

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Police in Jackson County are looking into a Monday afternoon robbery at a Carbondale credit union. The holdup happened a little before 4:30 Monday at the SIUC Union along East Main Street. Around 8 Monday night, authorities had made an arrest in the case. Investigators say the suspect got away with cash but aren’t...

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    CUB details new Ameren utility rates

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Good news and bad news for Ameren customers in 2014, you received a $45 million electric rate cut, but you also were hit with a $32 million natural gas rate hike. So how does that affect your bills? According to the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), both changes—ordered by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)—impact the...

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    IDOC guard on leave after altercation with inmate

    by  • February 4, 2014

    An Illinois prison guard has been put on paid leave after an alleged altercation with an inmate at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said Monday the guard is on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate. Shaer would not name the officer. Shaer says there was an “incident...

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    Rutherford confirms sexual harassment allegations

    by  • February 4, 2014

    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has acknowledged that allegations against him involve harassment and asking an employee to do campaign work on state time. The employee reportedly submitted a letter of resignation Monday, claiming he was a victim of sexual harassment by Rutherford. But the republican candidate for Illinois governor says the claims made against...

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