• New laws for disability parking placards

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Starting next year, having a disability parking placard in Illinois won’t automatically mean you don’t have to feed the parking meter. Under the new law, only those who can’t physically operate or reach the meters, or walk more than 20 feet, will qualify for meter exempt parking. Once they present a doctor’s note that...

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    Feds to auction off Jackson Jr.’s memorabilia

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and Michael Jackson memorabilia that belonged to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full. The U.S. Marshals Service starts selling 13 items Tuesday in an online auction. Proceeds go to...

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    Girl allegedly killed by uncle eulogized as loving

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EFFINGHAM (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old southern Illinois girl who authorities say was killed by her uncle told mourners attending her funeral that she was “wonderful and perfect.” The Effingham Daily News reports Thomas Long was among those who addressed about 150 mourners who attended services Monday for Willow Long at Effingham’s...

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    Carlyle man killed in weekend ATV accident

    by  • September 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Clinton County man died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle into a tree late Saturday night. According to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss, 47-year-old Kevin Simonton, of Carlyle, was on his way home just before midnight Saturday on Pollman Road near Carlyle when he crashed his ATV into a tree. Others who were with...

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    Smoking near oxygen results in Kell fire

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    Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says a bedridden man was extremely fortunate not to be burned when a flash fire occurred from oxygen he was using while smoking in bed.   The incident occurred at a  home on Morton Lane in Kell Friday night.  McDaneld reports the man’s caretaker was able to get the...

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