• Shooting incident leads to Opdyke man’s arrest

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A weekend shooting incident in Jefferson County has resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Opdyke man, who was charged with multiple felonies Wednesday morning. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call Friday night on Stratford Lane, where it was reported that that Kyle E. Shelton had allegedly shot...

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    House leader Cross announces run for treasurer

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    House Republican Leader Tom Cross announced on air Wednesday morning with our own Tootie Cooksey that he will be seeking election for Illinois state treasurer. Cross says he’s running for treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois’ financial woes. The Oswego lawmaker is leaving his leadership...

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    Carmi man sentenced for killing campers

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 37-year-old southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend more than 50 years in prison for the shooting deaths of two people while they were on a camping and fishing trip.  Danny Coston of Carmi was sentenced Tuesday to 53 years in prison. He was convicted in White County last month of murder...

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    Troopers to get video equipped Tasers

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Each Illinois State Police patrol trooper will soon carry a video-equipped Taser that will capture video any time the high-voltage device is used. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the agency has spent about $1.4 million to buy roughly 800 Tasers for patrol officers and sergeants. Meanwhile, the Illinois tollway is buying another 118 for troopers...

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    Ill. ranks near bottom for low-income health care

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A new report says Illinois ranks 36th among the states for delivering health care services to its low-income residents. The Commonwealth Fund released a scorecard Wednesday detailing how states are performing on health care coverage, prevention and treatment of low-income people. The report looks at 30 health indicators and finds wide geographic variations with...

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