• Southwestern Ill. man accused in scissors stabbing

    by  • December 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man remains jailed on $200,000 bond after being accused of stabbing another man in the neck with scissors. The Belleville News-Democrat reports St. Clair County prosecutors charged 56-year-old Charles Phillips of Belleville area with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He’s also accused of being a repeat...

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    Teachers in Mount Olive go on strike

    by  • December 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    MOUNT OLIVE (AP) — Teachers in Mount Olive School District No. 5 went on strike this morning after the teacher’s union and the district were unable to agree on a new three-year contract. The union and district have been at odds over retaining a retirement incentive for teachers that calls for a 6 percent...

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    Make-A-Wish helps Ill. girl, 14, publish a novel

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    PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago teenager is celebrating her new-found status as a published author. Ravina Thakkar’s novel is called “The Adventure of a Lifetime” and was published with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thakkar, who lives in the southwestern Chicago suburb of Plainfield, was 10 when she first told the charity...

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    I-70 accident sends Salem man to hospital

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    According to the Illinois State Police, a 58-year-old Salem man was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70 near the Brownstown exit.  Accident reports say Frank Keener was eastbound when he approached an earlier accident. He followed the direction of a fireman, moved to the driving lane and slowed...

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