• Illinois’ economic growth accelerating

    by  • August 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Economic growth in Illinois is accelerating. This is according to the University of Illinois flash index, coming in at 106.5 this month, up from 106.3 a month ago, and near the pre-recession peak of 106.7 in 2007. Numbers over 100 represent economic growth, so this is good news, says economist Fred Giertz, who compiles...

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    High number of motorcycle fatalaties alcohol related

    by  • August 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Accident data shows a high percentage of motorcycle fatalities in Illinois involve a rider who is drunk. The statistics come from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The data is broken down by time of day and shows the highest number of motorcycle fatalities involving a drunken rider...

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    Woman pleads guilty in courthouse drug scandal

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A woman accused in a southwestern Illinois drug scandal that includes a judge facing heroin- possession charges has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to drug charges. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 65-year-old Deborah Perkins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in East St. Louis to charges she schemed to...

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    Hamilton County deputy coroner found shot to death

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities are investigating the death of the chief deputy coroner of Hamilton county, who also serves as the assistant chief of the McLeansboro Fire Department. Robert Lee Bryson, 52, died shortly before noon Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound. His body was discovered at the McLeansboro fire station. Hamilton County coroner Ron Ewald confirmed...

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