• Study looks for medication to cure hearing loss

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A study at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield is aimed at curbing or even preventing noise-induced hearing loss. A $2.5 million U.S. Department of Defense grant has helped Dr. Kathleen Campbell’s research. She hopes the study will prove her patented drug works in preventing hearing loss in troops. She said very loud...

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    Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The fallout from the courthouse scandal involving former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook is beginning to take root. Fellow judges are weighing whether to grant retrials to defendants convicted under Cook, who’s been charged with possessing heroin and having a gun while on controlled substances. Cook resigned after federal prosecutors filed charges...

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    Train derails in rural Bond County

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Multiple freight train cars ran off the tracks Monday morning in a small town in Bond County. The derailment occurred just before 5 a.m. in Smithboro, near the intersections of Main Street and E. City Route 40. The Greenville fire and police departments are assisting the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Smithboro Fire Department....

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