• Professional regulation releases disciplinary report

    by  • November 1, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a report on disciplinary actions taken during September 2013. Mandy McLaughlin of Carterville and Maleah Sanders of Centralia had their cosmetology licenses reprimanded and each must complete deficient hours. They were each fined $140 for failure to complete required hours of continuing education hours for...

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    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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