• Grain bin fatality reported in Red Bud

    by  • January 20, 2014

    A 44-year-old man died late Monday morning after falling into a grain bin in Red Bud. Emergency officials were called to Guebert Farms off Griggs Road, east of North Prairie Road. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Guebert. Officials say the victim had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before it was discovered...

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    Dillard would roll back portion of gas tax

    by  • January 20, 2014

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) would keep the per-gallon motor fuel tax in place, but would roll back 70 percent of the 5 percent state portion of the sales tax on gasoline. At today’s price ($3.39 average statewide), that would save consumers about 12 cents a gallon, assuming the saving is passed along to...

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    Carterville boy who fell through ice identified

    by  • January 20, 2014

    A 12-year-old boy died Sunday after falling through ice on a lake off arbor drive in Carterville. A second boy was rescued by neighbors. Williamson County Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke said the boy drowned. He was pronounced dead 6:16 p.m. at Herrin Hospital. He has been identified as Justin Johnson-Stewart. Authorities said Stewart was...

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    Upcoming GA session politically driven

    by  • January 20, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The legislative session that begins later this month is expected to be more politically driven than last year’s because of the looming election. Tax questions are expected to dominate the agenda as lawmakers return to Springfield Jan. 28. Upcoming issues include what to do about the pending expiration of the temporary...

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    Marion County senior exemption forms mailed

    by  • January 20, 2014

    Marion County Supervisor of Assessments Patty Brough has announced the 2014 homestead renewal forms and senior assessment freeze forms were mailed Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Senior citizens 65-years or older in 2014 who are owners of record, responsible for paying property taxes and who occupy the property as their principle residence are eligible for...

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