• Murphysboro man dead after setting his home on fire

    by  • November 29, 2013

    Murphysboro police are reporting a 54-year-old man is dead after he allegedly battered a woman with a hammer around 1 o’clock Friday morning, and then intentionally set his Murphysboro home on fire. Police reports say Thomas Allan Miller was suspected of battering a 28-year-old female acquaintance of Murphysboro after he contacted her and asked...

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    IDOT prepares for Jan. 1 speed limit increase

    by  • November 29, 2013

    In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill raising the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph, matching the speed limit in 36 other states, including those neighboring Illinois. IDOT fabricated approximately 900 new 70-mph signs at its central sign shop in Springfield intermittently over about a month this fall,...

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    Dog rescued from rubble nine days after tornado

    by  • November 29, 2013

    Here’s a feel good story to end the holiday week. A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city. Jacob Montgomery of Washington and his dog Dexter were separated when the Nov....

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    Pension deal could boost Quinn’s reelection bid

    by  • November 29, 2013

    A new agreement on how to address Illinois’ $100 billion pension shortfall could give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election bid. But political analysts say it puts his potential GOP rivals in a trickier spot. One of the four candidates running for the 2014 republican nomination has stated his position publicly. State Senator...

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    Ted Nugent joins tornado relief concert lineup

    by  • November 29, 2013

    Ted Nugent is the latest artist to join the lineup for a benefit concert that will raise money for victims of the Illinois tornadoes. The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports the 64-year-old Michigan rocker will perform at the “Rock to the Rescue” concert on Dec. 4. The concert will be at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in...

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