• Beckemeyer man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    by  • November 5, 2013

    A 35-year-old Beckemeyer man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clinton County court to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13. Shaun A. Focht was sentenced to four years probation, 150 days periodic imprisonment, was ordered to pay nearly $9,000 in fines and restitution, as well as to attend a special...

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    Illinois becomes 15th state to legalize gay marriage

    by  • November 5, 2013

    Illinois has become the 15th state in the nation to legalize same sex marriage, with a 61-54 vote margin today in the House. Gov. Pat Quinn, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka were in the House chambers Tuesday ahead of the landmark vote. Quinn is a Chicago...

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    Police identify those involved in Wamac stabbing

    by  • November 5, 2013

    Wamac police have released the names of those involved in a stabbing incident just before 4 o’clock Monday afternoon on Sanders Street. According to Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn, 37-year-old Curtis E. Scott, of Centralia has been arrested for felony home invasion causing bodily injury and is being held in the Marion County jail...

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    Wamac PD investigating afternoon stabbing

    by  • November 4, 2013

    Wamac police are investigating a Monday afternoon incident on Sanders Street, that has one in custody and one in the hospital. According to Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn, an investigation is ongoing into the incident that took place around 4 p.m. Monday. Alcorn says one man has been taken to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan...

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