• George Ryan officially a free man

    by  • July 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is officially a free man. The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and in January he was moved to home confinement. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says Ryan was released Wednesday morning, a day ahead of schedule. Ryan spent months in his Kankakee...

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    Anna woman jailed after kidnapping a newborn

    by  • July 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A woman is jailed in southern Illinois after being accused of threatening a mother with a knife and tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. Union County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna with aggravated armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful restraint. During a court appearance Tuesday, a judge assigned a...

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    Exercise caution with door to door sales people

    by  • July 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The City of Centralia Clerk’s Office and Police Department have recently received a number of calls and complaints regarding door to door sales persons operating in the community.  Recent reports by affected citizens suggest what was described as high pressure sales pitches and confusion about what services were to be offered. The city urges...

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    Reward offered in Vandalia armed robbery

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Fayette County Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of an individual who commuted an armed robbery Saturday at a Circle K in Vandalia. The Vandalia Police Department reported Saturday that an armed robbery took place just before 3 a.m. at Circle K gas station located at...

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