• Dad saved when 4-yo daughter runs for help

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    He’s a former volunteer firefighter. She’s his 4-year-old daughter. Guess which one ended up the hero? The Daily News of  Iron Mountain, Mich., says little Cadence Lucas saved her dad by running about a quarter-mile down a dark dirt road to get help after he knocked himself unconscious. Chris Lucas was unloading scrap metal...

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    Bunnell pleads guilty, gets 5-days in jail

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 40-year-old former Salem kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County court to unlawful permitting of alcohol consumption by a minor in connection with a party held in March at her Salem home. A charge of allowing alcohol consumption by a minor was dismissed per the plea agreement. Wendy Bunnell also pleaded...

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    14 indicted for unemployment benefit fraud

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois department of employment security has been awarded a $2.3 million federal grant to spend on efforts aimed at cutting waste and fraud in the unemployment insurance program. The department said Wednesday it will use the money on existing anti-fraud programs and to try out new efforts. In similar news, a federal grand...

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    Interstate work on schedule in Mt. Vernon

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced construction on I-57/I-64 in Mount Vernon is progressing on schedule. E.T. Simonds, the contractor for this project, is constructing the final phase of the northbound and southbound lanes of i-57/i-64 on the south end of the project. This work is expected to be completed by the beginning of...

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    Healthcare changes coming for state retirees

    by  • October 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Retired state employees will soon be getting letters outlining changes to their health care plans under new insurance providers. The changes include a move to new insurance providers and streamlined benefits, like the same co-pay for visiting in-network or out-of-network doctors. United Healthcare will provide the PPO coverage while Aetna and Humana will handle...

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