• Tri-County offering classroom empowerment grants

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Tri-County Electric Cooperative is offering eight Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment grants to teachers and schools. The grants are for projects that improve the learning environment or increases educational resources for the school. Administrators and teachers for Kindergarten through 12th grade at both public and private schools are eligible to apply. The application requests information...

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    DeRyke pleads not guilty to murder of niece

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old Effingham County man has pleaded not guilty to three counts first degree murder in the stabbing death of his 7-year-old niece Willow Long. Justin DeRyke entered the not guilty pleas this afternoon during a court appearance in Effingham County Court. Authorities allege DeRyke killed Willow late Sept. 7 or early Sept. 8...

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    Man mistakenly released from jail captured

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man serving a 12-year sentence at Stateville Correctional Center who was mistakenly released Monday from Cook County Jail has been captured in Kane County. Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cara Smith says 25-year-old Jeremiah Harris was captured Wednesday afternoon in Carpentersville without incident. Smith said investigators were given information that...

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