• Authorities looking into infant’s death

    by  • November 1, 2013

    Authorities in Williamson County are looking into the death of an infant in Johnston City. The 3-month old victim was found unresponsive when authorities arrived a little after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon at a home along west Fifth Street in the Williamson County community. Reports indicate the child, Brayson Michael Vaughn, was taken to a...

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    Illinois not doing good job of tracking property

    by  • November 1, 2013

    The state owns and leases property all over Illinois but does not do a good job of keeping track of it, according to a state audit. A state audit in 2004 found there is no master list of real property. Auditor General William G. Holland says practically no progress has been made since then....

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    Ex-judge to plead guilty to heroin, gun charges

    by  • November 1, 2013

    An attorney for a former southwestern Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal says his client plans to plead guilty next week to federal heroin and drug charges. Former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook has pleaded not guilty to charges of heroin possession and having a gun while illegally...

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    Daylight Savings time ends Sunday

    by  • November 1, 2013

    This weekend is the end of daylight saving time. In 2007 DST was amended to begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, or before going to bed Saturday night, which will...

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    17-year-old charged in two high-speed chases, car thefts

    by  • November 1, 2013

    A 17-year-old man believed to have eluded police following two separate high-speed chases Wednesday night has been charged in Marion County court with two Class 2 felony counts possessing a stolen vehicle. Bail has been set at $25,000 for Parker Fields, of Salem. He was taken to the Marion County jail Thursday morning; after...

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