• ISP struggles with backlog of FOID card applications

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois State Police continues to struggle with a backlog of applications for gun ownership. So it remains to be seen how they can handle an influx of requests for permits to carry concealed weapons. The department has 49,000 applications for firearm owners identification cards (FOID) awaiting approval. A new law allows the carrying...

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    Body of missing southern Illinois woman found

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities in southern Illinois’ Hamilton County say the body of a 43-year-old woman has been found days after she went missing. Coroner Ronald Ewald says an autopsy was planned for Monday on Susan Dunlap’s body. She was found Sunday in a wooded area near McLeansboro, not far from her home. Dunlap was last seen...

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    Ex-IDOC employee gets 21 months for embezzlement

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois Department of Corrections accounting employee will serve 21 months in federal prison after admitting to embezzling more than $50,000 from a fund meant to benefit prison workers killed in the line of duty. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough (MYE’-erz-kauf) sentenced 47-year-old Mary Ann Bohlen on Monday. Myerscough...

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    Ill. workers paid with fed funds might see layoffs

    by  • September 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A budget director for Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown proceeds, Illinois employees paid by federal funds could face temporary layoffs as early as Wednesday. The budget office had no estimates Monday for how many employees would be affected. Abdon Pallasch (PAL’-ish) is Quinn’s assistant budget director. In...

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