• Conforti pleads guilty to public works burglary

    by  • November 26, 2013

    A 20-year-old Salem woman pleaded guilty today to the Nov. 6 burglary of the Salem City Public Works building. Dixie Conforti was sentenced to 21 days in jail with credit for 21 days served, ordered to complete four years probation and pay court costs. A second charge of Class 2 felony burglary was dismissed...

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    Illinois leads in turkey fryer fires

    by  • November 26, 2013

    Here’s an area where Illinois is Number 2 – grease fires on Thanksgiving. This is according to Bloomington-based state farm insurance, based on claims for damage caused by grease fires. Over the last eight years, Illinois has had 27, second to Texas, with 38. However, state farm spokeswoman Missy Dundov says the numbers are...

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    Ameren and law enforcement warn of costly scam

    by  • November 26, 2013

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is warning consumers about a recent scam that cost an area business owner hundreds of dollars. The woman reports she received a phone call from a man claiming to be an Ameren representative and that she had an overdue power bill at her business. He said if she did...

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    Shopping guide helps avoid recalled toys

    by  • November 26, 2013

    A guide from the Illinois attorney general can help shoppers avoid buying recalled toys this holiday season. The safe shopping guide, first published in 2007, helps parents and gift buyers keep track of a long list of recalled products. Attorney Lisa Madigan says in this current year, there have been nearly 100 different children’s...

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    ISP ramping up holiday patrols

    by  • November 26, 2013

    Illinois State Police officials say the department is launching an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort called operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop. In a news release, the state police it will be “aggressively patrolling Illinois roadways” for 24 hours beginning Tuesday —...

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