• Quinn draws democrat primary opponent

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Governor Pat Quinn has formally drawn a democratic primary opponent. Former Ceasefire director Tio Hardiman filed his nominating petitions on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Elections to challenge Quinn in the March 18 primary. “I just want to let everybody in Illinois know that I’m dead serious about running for governor,” Hardiman...

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    Two airlifted after Sunday accident south of Salem

    by  • November 25, 2013

    According to the Illinois State Police, occupants of a car involved in a single vehicle crash around 12:45 Sunday afternoon on Cartter Road south of Salem were airlifted to St. Louis hospitals for treatment of injuries. Accident reports say the driver of the car, 39-year-old Jonathan Spencer, of Salem, was westbound on Cartter Road...

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    Jefferson County schools to join ROE 13

    by  • November 25, 2013

    The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by the legislature and Regional Office 13 will be growing. The board voted Friday after hearing from regional superintendents who objected to the way the map would consolidate their offices. A new state law required...

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    Two weekend burglaries under investigation

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Two residential burglaries were reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s department this weekend. Crystal Smith of Burge Road in Centralia reported the window of a door was broken out to gain entry to her home sometime before 8 p.m. Saturday. A handgun that was in a black carry case was reportedly taken. A house...

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    Weekend accident claims five lives

    by  • November 25, 2013

    Five people have died and another was injured in a Saturday night crash in Hamilton County. State police say 49-year-old Darrell Delong of Collinsville was driving a 2002 Trailblazer northbound on Anderson School Road, also known as “Thrills Hills,”  in McLeansboro when for an unknown reason he lost control, left the roadway, and overturned...

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    Lady Warriors Win Conference Opener…Men Fall

    by  • November 25, 2013

    INA – On Saturday, the Rend Lake College Lady Warriors pulled out a stop against the Lady Statesmen of Lincoln Trail 76-67.  The win moves RLC to 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Lady Warriors will play Shawnee in Ullin tomorrow.  They will finish up the year...

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