• Number of Illinois households on food stamps on the rise

    by  • January 26, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise. The Illinois Department of Human Service says there were 1.07 million households enrolled last month in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That’s up 20,000 from the previous month and is the highest level since at least 2010....

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    Bill would ban sale of powdered alcohol in Illinois

    by  • January 26, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A proposed law in Illinois would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports the proposal amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. State Sen. Ira Silverstein of Chicago is sponsoring the bill. He says it’s a “public safety bill”...

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    Three in Fayette County jail on synthetic drug conspiracy charges

    by  • January 25, 2015

    Vandalia police arrested three individuals Friday on felony drug conspiracy charges. The three, 43-year-old Katrina K. Crockett, of Vandalia, 21-year-old James W. Atwood, of Brownstown, and 30-year-old Crystal D. Anderson, of Ramsey, are charged with felony conspiracy to distribute a misbranded or mislabeled drug, better known as synthetic drugs. All three remain in the...

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    Head on collision injures two on Hwy 51

    by  • January 25, 2015

    FAYETTE COUNTY — A car collided with a tanker truck Saturday morning, just north of Vernon on U.S. Highway 51. State police say the crash occurred at 6:50 am on US 51 in Fayette County, just south of Vandalia. The crash report indicates that a car driven by 31-year-old Kevin Donnals of Farina crossed...

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