• Feds to auction off Jackson Jr.’s memorabilia

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and Michael Jackson memorabilia that belonged to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full. The U.S. Marshals Service starts selling 13 items Tuesday in an online auction. Proceeds go to...

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    Girl allegedly killed by uncle eulogized as loving

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EFFINGHAM (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old southern Illinois girl who authorities say was killed by her uncle told mourners attending her funeral that she was “wonderful and perfect.” The Effingham Daily News reports Thomas Long was among those who addressed about 150 mourners who attended services Monday for Willow Long at Effingham’s...

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    Carlyle man killed in weekend ATV accident

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Clinton County man died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a tree late Saturday night. According to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss, 47-year-old Kevin Simonton, of Carlyle, was on his way home just before midnight Saturday on Pollman Road near Carlyle when he crashed his ATV into a tree. Others who were with...

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    Smoking near oxygen results in Kell fire

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    Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says a bedridden man was extremely fortunate not to be burned when a flash fire occurred from oxygen he was using while smoking in bed.   The incident occurred at a  home on Morton Lane in Kell Friday night.  McDaneld reports the man’s caretaker was able to get the...

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    Hundreds of Ill. bridges outdated, insufficient

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    Some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration. Those bridges range from spans over the Mississippi to overpasses around Chicago An Associated Press review of national bridge records found that some 7,795 bridges nationwide are classed as both “fracture critical”...

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