• Police searching for man considered armed and dangerous

    by  • September 20, 2013

    Police are searching for a man who authorities say tied up two people and sexually assaulted one of them in Madison County. Authorities charged Jerry D. Sutt, 50, with two counts of unlawful restraint, and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. He is accused of assaulting one victim Wednesday night at a home...

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    Vendors: Clown Posse festival checks bouncing

    by  • September 19, 2013

    CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) — Vendors at a recently completed outdoor festival featuring the Insane Clown Posse rap-metal  group say they haven’t been paid thousands of dollars by promoters of the yearly southern Illinois event. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that several vendors at the Gathering of the Juggalos say they’ve received bad checks from...

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    Ill. unemployment and poverty rates remain the same

    by  • September 19, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says Thursday that the state added 5,600 jobs in the educational and health services sector in August. But Illinois lost a net 4,100 construction jobs....

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    Supreme Court hears suit over retiree health care

    by  • September 19, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports attorneys for retirees and the state argued before the court Wednesday. At issue is a law passed last year that allows the state to collect...

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    Feds indict Troy man for child porn

    by  • September 19, 2013

    A federal grand jury indicted a Troy man on related to child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton. Tyler Bergland, 28, faces charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography. According to Wigginton, Bergland used a desktop computer to download child pornography images and photos for six...

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