• Campaign season kicks off with lt. gov. announcements

    by  • September 3, 2013

    Labor Day is the traditional kick off in Illinois for campaign season and this year was no different, as two republican gubernatorial candidates announced their running mates for lieutenant governor. Dan Rutherford has chosen a Chicago attorney as his running mate. Steve Kim is a 42-year old lawyer from Northbrook. He has a Chicago...

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    Bail set at $100k for Carlyle man charged with gun crimes

    by  • September 3, 2013

    A 33-year-old Carlyle man is in the Clinton County Jail Tuesday morning, charged with multiple gun related crimes. According to Clinton County Sheriff’s reports Eric W. Spidel was arrested late Monday night, after he allegedly pulled a handgun on his girlfriend’s neighbor in the 530 block of Sherman Road in Carlyle and threatened to...

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    Elderly Woodlawn man killed in farming accident

    by  • September 3, 2013

    According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a 70-year-old rural Woodlawn man died Monday the result of a farming accident. Marks says Alan Dempsey was killed early Monday night while mowing hay in a neighbor’s field off of Illinois Route 15 just west of Woodlawn. Reports indicate Dempsey had stopped his tractor on...

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    Missing woman’s body found in Rend Lake

    by  • September 3, 2013

    Authorities resumed searching an area of Rend Lake today, ultimately finding the body an 18-year-old woman reported to have gone under water in an area west of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Emilie Jo Turrentine was reported missing around 11 o’clock Monday morning, after authorities received a call about a possible drowning. Her body was...

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