• Rep questions motive and content of Murray audit

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In a maneuver described by state Representative Charlie Meier of Okawville as “devious”, the Department of Human Services released an audit last Friday detailing the current status of residents that had already been transferred from the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center to other locations. Meier says it’s devious to release the information when everyone...

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    Two charged in death of Cook County investigator

    by  • December 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Two men are facing murder and robbery charges for the shooting death of an off-duty Illinois sheriff’s investigator who was trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party. Twenty-two-year-olds Gage Thorton and Brandon Jackson were both charged early Monday. They’re each facing three counts of First-degree murder and one count...

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    Lawsuit filed against assault weapons ban

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Chicago suburb that rushed to pass an assault weapons ban ahead of a new state law allowing concealed carry will now have to defend the ban after a resident filed a lawsuit. Arie Friedman argues in his lawsuit against Highland Park that he owns semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines for lawful purposes such...

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    ISP reminds motorist of new laws

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police officials issued traffic safety reminders Friday regarding the new 2014 traffic laws that become effective on January 1, and will most likely have an impact on motorists driving throughout Illinois. First, the existing legal speed limit will change from 65 mph to 70 mph on all rural interstates. The act also...

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    Winter weather and flood watch issued for region

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, along with a flood watch for our listening area through the weekend. Freezing rain will spread northward Saturday and encompass much of central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. The freezing rain will turn to snow late Saturday night tapering off by daybreak...

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