• Feds indict Troy man for child porn

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A federal grand jury indicted a Troy man on related to child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton. Tyler Bergland, 28, faces charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography. According to Wigginton, Bergland used a desktop computer to download child pornography images and photos for six...

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    St. Mary’s hosting free car seat check

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Only three out of five car seats on Illinois roads are being used correctly. The Illinois Department of Transportation is especially concerned about the finding because automobile crashes are a leading cause of death for children under the age of 13. State officials are sponsoring sessions about the seats at 88 locations across Illinois...

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    Young stroke victim finds a pal in U.S. senator

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s some feel good news for your Thursday: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and an 11-year-old boy from central Illinois have become pen pals after both suffered strokes. The Highland Park republican’s office is releasing a series of letters between Kirk and Jackson Cunningham of Oakwood. Jackson first wrote the senator in February of 2012,...

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    Tri-County offering classroom empowerment grants

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Tri-County Electric Cooperative is offering eight Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment grants to teachers and schools. The grants are for projects that improve the learning environment or increases educational resources for the school. Administrators and teachers for Kindergarten through 12th grade at both public and private schools are eligible to apply. The application requests information...

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