• Quinn fighting against plan to lower ethanol blend

    by  • December 9, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn is in Washington DCtoday to fight against a plan to cut the amount of ethanol that has to be blended into gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cutting the amount of renewable fuels that refiners have to use by 3 billion gallons, the first reduction of the renewable fuel standard...

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    Cancer rates higher in downstate Illinois

    by  • December 9, 2013

    A new study says cancer rates are higher in downstate Illinois. The report from the Illinois Department of Health and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine compares cancer statistics over 20 years in 73 downstate counties to the northern part of the state, and finds that downstate, mortality rates are higher and survival...

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    Man charged with DUI in accident that left 5 dead

    by  • December 9, 2013

    A 49-year-old Metro East man is facing reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence charges stemming from deadly crash late last month in Hamilton County. Darrell Delong of Collinsville was behind the wheel and the lone survivor in the Nov. 23rd crash that claimed five lives. Diana Wright, 23, of McLeansboro was one...

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    Rams Fall To Cardinals…NFL Scores

    by  • December 9, 2013

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes, 12 of them to Larry Fitzgerald, and the Arizona Cardinals ended an eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes by beating the St Louis Rams 30-10 on Sunday. Palmer, questionable for the game with a sore right elbow, threw for 269 yards and a...

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    Sanders running for circuit bench seat

    by  • December 6, 2013

    Associate Judge Ericka Sanders of Marion County announced that she will run for the Circuit Judge position to be vacated by retiring Judge Sherri L. E. Tungate. Sanders was appointed Associate Judge in January of 2010 by the twelve elected Circuit Judges of the Fourth Judicial Circuit. She has served nearly four years as...

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