• KC considering capital project options

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    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held a workshop to consider amendments to the college’s capital projects plan on Monday. The original capital projects plan called for construction of expanded facilities for the Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, renovation and expansion of the Crisp Technology Center and the construction of new nursing and agricultural...

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    Man convicted of murder seeks appeal

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 29-year-old Clinton County man convicted of murder in 2008 is now claiming evidence was withheld. Anthony Jackson, convicted of shooting death of Kevin Hamburg at his Centralia home, has a new attorney. Marsha D. Holzhauer is attempting an appeal based on the claim. Jackson had a previous appeal turned down and a second...

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    Centralia murder case could end in plea

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    A Centralia murder case may end soon with a plea agreement. Negotiations are underway between prosecutors and the attorney for 56-year-old Charles Wilkin, who is charged with felony murder and involuntary manslaughter for the Easter weekend shooting death of his 21-year-old daughter Chelsea. Wilkin claims he believed the 9mm Glock to be empty when...

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    Benton man accused of sex assault, child porn

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    A Benton man is in custody after being accused of possessing child pornography and sexually attacking a girl he lured through social networking. Prosecutors in Franklin County have charged 68-year-old Thomas Vaughn of Benton with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and child pornography. Authorities allege Vaughn used Facebook to lure a girl...

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    Gun dealer sentenced for illegal firearms sales

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    (AP) — A licensed gun dealer in southwestern Illinois has been sentenced to a year in prison for illegally selling firearms to a cocaine user. Thirty-three-year-old John Jones II of Jerseyville must also spend 18 months of home confinement and was fined $1,000 during his sentencing in East St. Louis, where he pleaded guilty...

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    Local YouthBuild loses federal funding

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    United Methodist Children’s Home’s YouthBuild of Jefferson and Marion counties is one of many YouthBuild sites that were not awarded grant funding through the united states department of labor. On June 27, Gary Lemmon, UMCH president and CEO, received word that the federal grant for YouthBuild would not be renewed. With the fiscal year...

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