• Weekend accident claims five lives

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Five people have died and another was injured in a Saturday night crash in Hamilton County. State police say 49-year-old Darrell Delong of Collinsville was driving a 2002 Trailblazer northbound on Anderson School Road, also known as “Thrills Hills,”  in McLeansboro when for an unknown reason he lost control, left the roadway, and overturned...

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    Lady Warriors Win Conference Opener…Men Fall

    by  • November 25, 2013

    INA – On Saturday, the Rend Lake College Lady Warriors pulled out a stop against the Lady Statesmen of Lincoln Trail 76-67.  The win moves RLC to 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Lady Warriors will play Shawnee in Ullin tomorrow.  They will finish up the year...

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    The St Theresa Thanksgiving Tournament Continues

    by  • November 25, 2013

    In local grade school basketball action, the St. Theresa Thanksgiving Tournament continued on Saturday, with the championship, third, and consolation championship games set for Monday and Tuesday. Altamont Lutheran topped Odin 38-32 in the championship semifinals. Altamont Lutheran outscored Odin in 3 out of 4 quarters Saturday. Kaleb Whitt scored 15 points and Noah...

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    Saturday Results from Salem Thanksgiving Tournament

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Saturday Finals from 13th Annual Lady Wildcat Thanksgiving Tournament Teutopolis def Highland 42-32 Olney def Centralia 58-44 Salem def Belleville East 48-53 (in OT) Civic Memorial def Carlyle 77-42 Teutopolis def Olney 53-28 Highland def Centralia 54-41 Belleville East def Carlyle 44-42 Civic Memorial def Salem 60-37

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    IDES reports Illinois unemployment down

    by  • November 22, 2013

    Illinois’ unemployment rate is down. It comes in at 8.9 percent for October, down from 9.1 in September, as the state added 25,700 jobs over the last two months, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Friday. Spokesman Greg Rivara says the fact that the rate is still 8.9 percent is troubling. “It’s encouraging...

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