• Three men plead guilty in Anti-Trust scam

    by  • October 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three men accused of conspiring with ex-Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon to rig property tax auctions pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Thursday, John Vassen of Belleville, Scott McLean of East Saint Louis and Barratt Rochman of Carbondale acknowledged colluding...

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    Road funds approved for area projects

    by  • October 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Senator Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon republican, the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded construction contracts for a project near Breese. McCarter says a nearly $489,000 contract was awarded for road construction at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Holy Cross Lane north of Breese has been awarded to Keller Construction, Inc., of...

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    Clergy coming forward in support of marriage equality

    by  • October 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The push for same-sex marriage involves clergy announcing their support. The Rev. Dawnn Brumfield said at a Chicago news conference organized by African American ministers who support same-sex marriage that she unapologetically supports the religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The Rev. Charles M. Straight of Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton is urging...

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