• Police warn about hot car dangers

    by  • July 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Summer has officially arrived and with the rise in temperatures, the Illinois State Police are encouraging people to be mindful of children and pets in vehicles. Nationally, vehicular heat stroke took the lives of 32 children in 2012. There has already been one such death in the East Saint Louis area this summer. As...

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    Illinois Lt. Gov. wants abolitionist clemency

    by  • July 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois’ lieutenant governor is seeking clemency for Illinois abolitionists convicted for fighting slavery. The Carbondale Democrat’s office is working with historians and experts to identify men and women around Illinois who were convicted of violating slavery laws. Slavery was abolished in Illinois in 1824, but laws prohibited people from harboring or helping...

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    35-year-old coal miner dies in southern Illinois

    by  • July 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Peabody Energy is identifying a miner killed in an underground coal mine in southern Illinois as a 35-year-old Galatia man. KFVS-TV reports St. Louis-based Peabody says Nathan Clarida died in the accident Tuesday afternoon in the Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado in Saline County. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says Clarida...

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