• Illinois Suffers First Loss at Georgia Tech, 67-64

    by  • December 4, 2013

      ATLANTA (AP) - Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points, including 13 in the second half, but Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Illinois (7-1) led 60-48 before Georgia Tech (6-3) began its comeback....

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    Dix pedestrian struck and injured, small dog killed

    by  • December 3, 2013

    A 52-year-old Dix woman was injured when she was struck Monday morning by a pickup truck while she was walking her dog. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say around 5:30 Monday morning, Linda Jean was crossing the Dix-Irvington road in the crosswalk near Route 37 when she was struck. A truck driven by 56-year-old Reif...

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    Man allegedly pulls gun in restaurant drive-thru

    by  • December 3, 2013

    A 23-year-old Saline County man is facing charges in Franklin County for allegedly pulling a gun at a fast food drive-thru. Sean Robinson of Galatia reportedly displayed a gun early Sunday in the drive-thru of the Benton Hardee’s. Robinson was taken to the Franklin County jail on charges including the aggravated unlawful use of...

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    TV tax proposed for business incentives

    by  • December 3, 2013

    The idea of a tax on satellite TV is alive again in Illinois. The idea, says state Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside), is to offset the money the state would give up in incentives to up to three companies considering moves into or out of Illinois. Zalewski says one thing they’ve heard from critics is...

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    Robert retiring as warden from Centralia prison

    by  • December 3, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Corrections is losing another administrator to retirement at the end of the month. Brad J. “B.J.” Robert, warden of Centralia Correctional Center, submitted his notice Monday of intent to retire at the end of this month. Robert is a long-time member of the Clinton County Democratic Party and former owner...

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