• Southern Ill. man accused of trying to kill friend

    by  • August 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man is accused of trying to kill a friend at the defendant’s home in the village of Royalton. The Southern Illinoisan reports 48-year old Donald Waldron is charged in Franklin County with attempted murder, aggravated assault and aggravated discharge of a weapon. Prosecutors allege Waldron fired a pistol at least twice...

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    Durkin new leader of Illinois House Republicans

    by  • August 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Suburban Chicago state Rep. Jim Durkin is the new leader of Republicans in the Illinois House. The Western Springs lawmaker was elected Thursday afternoon in Springfield. Durkin’s challenger had been state Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield. But Poe dropped out of the race before the election, saying there is a need...

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    Prosecutor: No charges planned in deadly van wreck

    by  • August 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southern Illinois prosecutor says a freeway wreck that killed five van passengers returning from a California ministry conference was a tragic accident and the driver won’t be charged. Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison says Malcolm Purnell of Camden, N.J. had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system...

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    McCarter announces intent to seek reelection

    by  • August 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Senator Kyle McCarter has announced he will be running for reelection. McCarter became the state senator for the 51st district in February 2009, when he was appointed after Senator Frank Watson retired. He was elected for a two-year term in 2010 and again in 2012 for the newly created 54th State Senate District. The...

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