• Sixth drug sweep results in numerous Jefferson County arrests

    by  • December 18, 2013

    Members of the Mt. Mount Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday conducted yet another drug sweep throughout Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County in an effort of locating and arresting several individuals wanted on drug related warrants. The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office and were signed...

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    ISP deny sheriff’s request on concealed carry

    by  • December 18, 2013

    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s request to gain access to a state criminal history data base he says will help him prevent potentially dangerous people from obtaining permits to carry concealed weapons has been turned down by the Illinois State Police. Dart sent a letter to the director of the Illinois State Police announcing...

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    Three charged in death of missing Jasper County man

    by  • December 18, 2013

    An Effingham County woman is accused of killing a Jasper County man who went missing in 2011, and two others are accused of helping her hide the body. Joseph C. Delaney, 54, disappeared around July 1, 2011. His skeletal remains were found March 10, 2012 near the Embarrass River, north of Newton. Police believe...

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    Illinois leads nation in protecting animals

    by  • December 18, 2013

    Illinois is No. 1 when it comes to protecting animals, according to a new study. It’s the sixth straight year Illinois has sat atop the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s U.S. Animal Protection Law Rankings. Lora Dunn, the editor of the study, credits that to Illinois’ penalties for animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and fighting. Dunn...

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    GOP claims “backroom deal” in Medicaid roll cleansing

    by  • December 18, 2013

    Illinois republicans are decrying what they call a “backroom deal” to oust a company successfully scrubbing Medicaid rolls of ineligible clients. An arbitrator ruled yesterday that the contract between democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Maximus to root out fraud in the Medicaid health care program for low-income patients will end April 30. Much of...

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