• Sandoval block party to benefit Blackhawk sports

    by  • September 23, 2013

    The 2013 block party in Sandoval is scheduled for this Saturday, when Main Street will be shut down for the large gathering.  Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward supporting Sandoval athletic programs that have suffered significantly this year from severe budget cuts. The event starts at 3 p.m. Saturday and will run...

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    Report: Illinois parolee’s case raises questions

    by  • September 23, 2013

    A published report says an inmate who violated his 2012 parole and was charged with attempted murder raises questions about Illinois’ corrections system. The Rockford Register Star published a Sunday story highlighting issues with Jerome Pruitt’s case. That included misspelled names on records, conflicting records of his address and confusion about his release. Officials...

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    Madigan waiting on pension vote to be scheduled

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s waiting for a vote to be scheduled on a pension overhaul. But the Chicago democrat says any pension plan must be “meaningful” in order for him to call it for a vote. He didn’t elaborate. Madigan spoke to reporters Sunday following a slating of democratic candidates. He...

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    Kell man arrested in connection with residential burglary

    by  • September 23, 2013

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, an 18-year-old Kell man has been arrested in connection with a Friday night residential burglary. Michael Lawrence Hill remains in the Marion County Jail charged with the Friday night burglary of a home on Second Street in Kell. Hill reportedly admitted to the home owner that he...

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    Reading Link seeking volunteer tutors

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Kaskaskia College’s “The Reading Link” is in need of volunteer tutors. “The Reading Link” is holding formal training free of charge for volunteers who are interested in sharing their abilities to assist others in improving their skills. Volunteers assist adult learners who are 17 years of age or older, in reading, writing, basic math,...

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