• Southern Ill. voters favor reform, term limits

    by  • October 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Reform, reform, reform – that’s what southern Illinois voters say they support in a new poll. According to the poll released by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, voters are solidly in favor of term limits, open primaries, and changing the redistricting process. John Jackson, co-director of the poll, says,...

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    Cullerton: Pension issue could bypass committee

    by  • October 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state’s pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split. The Chicago Democrat tells The Associated Press in an interview that lawmakers could bypass the committee and call a vote through another legislative route....

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    Salem PD investigates flower shop robbery

    by  • October 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Salem police are investigating a Monday robbery which of Paradise Flowers, located in the 700 block of North Broadway. According to police, at approximately 5:15 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk behind the counter. He reportedly did not display or infer a weapon. The clerk advised him...

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    Suspect of Marion County manhunt apprehended

    by  • October 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended a 35-year-old man who was the subject of a manhunt Tuesday, after a vehicle reported stolen in Montana was found crashed in rural Odin. Herbert Richardson was ultimately found hiding in a tree and was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he is charged with possession...

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