• Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel

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    A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans for Americans as millions take to the roads, skies and rails for Thanksgiving. So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have not resulted in many flight delays or cancellations, but forecasters are expecting the weather to...

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    Car/deer collisions down in Illinois

    by  • November 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials are reminding drivers to be alert for deer on the roadways during what they say is the one of the most active periods of the year for wildlife. The Illinois Department of Transportation released figures Tuesday showing a decline in fatal crashes involving deer. Such crashes caused four people’s deaths last year,...

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    FSA committee ballots being reissued

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    The USDA Farm Service Agency announced that the Marion County committee election ballots that were mailed to producers on Nov. 4, 2013,  were incorrectly printed with the producer’s name and address on the back of the ballot. County committee elections must use a secret ballot so the misprinted ballots cannot be used. Please destroy...

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    Former secretary accuses sheriff of sex harassment

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    A former secretary for a southwestern Illinois sheriff is suing the law enforcer, accusing him of violating her civil rights by sexually harassing her. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lawsuit filed on Jaimie Linton’s behalf in federal court in East St. Louis seeks $4 million in damages. It names Madison County Sheriff Robert...

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