• IEMA launches mobile emergeny preparedness site

    by  • July 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinoisans can now use their smartphones or tablets to get information on emergency preparedness or where to get help in a disaster. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it has activated a new mobile version of its ready Illinois website. The site is m.ready.illinois.gov. It has information about disasters, hazards and emergency preparedness and...

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    Newcomb found not guilty by reason of insanity

    by  • July 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 24-year-old Centralia man was found not guilty Thursday by reason of insanity for the 2011 stabbing death of Frank Augustine, a Centralia business owner. In the first day of the two-day discharge hearing, Judge Michael McHaney had found the state had overwhelmingly met its burden of proof Wednesday in Marion County Court the...

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    ISRA asks court to let Illinoisans carry guns now

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A gun owner whose lawsuit spurred the Illinois concealed carry law that took effect this week is asking a federal court to allow the public possession of firearms immediately. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association filed a motion for an injunction Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for southern Illinois....

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    Bird with West Nile found in Monroe County

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois public health officials say they’ve found the season’s first West Nile-positive bird in southwestern Illinois. The results from a starling in Monroe County come two months after the state found the year’s first mosquitoes with the virus. The agency’s director says that means it’s “only a matter of time” until the...

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