• State gears up for winter road season

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    Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials joined forces to launch the “ice and snow – take it slow” winter campaign to roll out the state’s frontline winter road crews and ensure that snow plows and other emergency equipment are ready for the upcoming snow and ice season. The traffic safety advocates also took the...

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    Man charged with fiery crash that killed trooper

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    A Wisconsin truck driver is due in court in Skokie Wednesday morning, charged in a fiery crash that killed Illinois state trooper James Sauter on the tri-state tollway March 28. Andrew Bokelman, 26, of Lomira, Wis., is charged with violating three federal rules governing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle, a Class 4...

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    Alton man strikes deputy and tries to take gun

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    A southwestern Illinois man is accused of hitting a sheriff’s deputy and trying to grab the law enforcer’s gun during a  confrontation in Godfrey. Prosecutors in Madison County on Tuesday charged 24-year-old Jason Alton with aggravated battery and attempting to disarm a peace officer. The sheriff’s department says that a deputy sent to a...

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    Pope’s blood on display in Peoria

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    A vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood will be on display in Peoria next week. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports the vial is encased in a gold book of the Gospels and will be displayed Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky will celebrate an accompanying mass. The former pope who...

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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

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    Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal. The 169-page government filing submitted late Tuesday urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor’s request for a new trial. Defense lawyers filed the appeal on the Illinois democrat’s behalf in July. It asks the Chicago-based appellate...

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