• McCarter drops effort to appeal gay marriage law

    by  • February 24, 2014

    Illinois state Senator Kyle McCarter, a republican, has ended an effort to repeal Illinois’ Gay Marriage Law approved by lawmakers last year. Following a federal judge’s ruling handed down Friday that there is no need for gay couples to wait for the law to take effect in June, McCarter announced that he was withdrawing...

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    Warrants issued, 10 of 25 arrested in Jefferson County

    by  • February 19, 2014

    The Mt. Vernon Police Department, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began an effort Tuesday morning of locating and arresting 25 people wanted on drug warrants throughout the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County area. The warrants, issued by Judge Jo Beth Weber, were the result of approximately eight months of on-going investigations by the...

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