• Mich. authorities track missing girl, 13, to Mo.

    by  • October 22, 2013

    HAMILTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say a missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe in Missouri and her 34-year-old male companion is in custody. The Allegan County sheriff’s office says the girl from Hamilton last was seen at 11 p.m. Monday. The department said Tuesday that it got a tip and called police...

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    After displaying ax, man strikes women with car

    by  • October 22, 2013

    A 25-year-old Franklin County man is facing charges after authorities alleged he struck a pair of women with his car. James Lenzie of West Frankfort was reportedly returning property to the two victims at a residence along east Lindell Street in Frankfort around 7:30 Sunday evening. Lenzie is accused of not returning the items...

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    Madigan will not call Quinn veto for vote

    by  • October 22, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of lawmakers’ paychecks will not be taken up as lawmakers return to town for the fall veto session. House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, filed a letter today explaining that the governor’s veto of money for lawmaker paychecks has been struck down by a Cook County judge. Madigan wrote in his...

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    Salem teacher resigns following multiple arrests

    by  • October 22, 2013

    A Salem Kindergarten teacher who was recently in the news for allegedly providing alcohol for teens attending a party at her home and for two alleged DUIs within three days of each other has resigned her position from hawthorn grade school in Salem. The school board accepted a one-sentence resignation Monday night from Wendy...

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    Man charged with killing niece due back in court

    by  • October 22, 2013

    A 22-year-old man who faces charges after he allegedly killed his 7-year-old niece in Effingham County in September will be back in court Tuesday morning. Justin Deryke is scheduled to have a pretrial hearing on three counts of first-degree murder. He’s been in jail on a $5 million bond since Sept. 10 after he...

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    State agencies asking lawmakers for more money

    by  • October 22, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year. The Department of Corrections wants an extra $40 million to pay for inmates’ food, clothes and medical care. The Department of Transportation wants $17 million to help offset the costs of providing...

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