• 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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    Garrett to seek reelection to ROE superintendent office

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Keri Garrett, regional superintendent of schools, Clinton, Marion, and Washington counties, has announced she will seek re-election for Regional Superintendent of Schools at the November 2014 general election. Garrett has been an educator for 25 years, seventeen as a classroom teacher and the last eight years serving as the regional superintendent of schools for...

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    Woman’s body found off I-70

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities say a body found near Interstate 70 in eastern Illinois is being investigated as a homicide. The Mattoon Journal-gazette and (Charleston) Times-Courier reports the body was found Friday afternoon in Casey by employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Casey police is say the body was found on a westbound entrance ramp to...

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