• Pope’s blood on display in Peoria

    by  • November 13, 2013

    A vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood will be on display in Peoria next week. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports the vial is encased in a gold book of the Gospels and will be displayed Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky will celebrate an accompanying mass. The former pope who...

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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    by  • November 13, 2013

    Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal. The 169-page government filing submitted late Tuesday urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor’s request for a new trial. Defense lawyers filed the appeal on the Illinois democrat’s behalf in July. It asks the Chicago-based appellate...

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    Woman attacks mother-in-law, attempts to run over husband

    by  • November 13, 2013

    A granite city woman has been jailed after she allegedly attacked her mother-in-law and then attempted to run her husband over with a car. According to Madison County Sheriff’s Department reports, 43-year-old Debra S. Williams went at about noon Sunday to her mother-in-law’s home in Granite city where she demanded to know where her...

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