• Man pleads guilty to providing judge with heroin

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Federal prosecutors say a southwestern Illinois man who admitted to trafficking heroin supplied the narcotic almost daily to a former judge now facing drug and weapons charges. Thirty-four-year-old Sean McGilvery of Belleville pleaded guilty to heroin conspiracy and possession Thursday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a...

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    Bid awarded for $489k Breese road project

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Senator Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon republican, the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded construction contracts for a project near Breese. McCarter says a nearly $489,000 contract was awarded for road construction at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Holy Cross Lane north of Breese has been awarded to Keller Construction, Inc., of...

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    Motorcyclist killed in Franklin County accident

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    A Thompson man has died as a result of a motorcycle crash that occurred in Franklin County. David R. Steiner, 38, was pronounced dead after a passer-by had reported seeing the victim along Route 149 between Thompson and West Frankfort near Sharp Lane in Franklin County around 3:30 Thursday morning. The accident is still...

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    Teacher charged with pulling gun in drive-thru

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    A southern Illinois high school Spanish teacher is accused of pulling a gun on a woman in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane. WSIL-TV reports 61-year-old Larry Luna of Harrisburg was arrested Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon. Harrisburg police say Luna was in his car in line outside a McDonald’s when...

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