• Concealed-carry instructor applications now available

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police say applications for training to be a concealed-carry instructor are now available. State police made the announcement Friday, a week before a Sept. 6 deadline to make the paperwork available for those who want to teach concealed-carry classes in Illinois Those who want to apply for a concealed-carry license in Illinois...

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    U.S. ranks last in labor relations

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Labor has little to celebrate on this Labor Day, according to a University of Illinois professor. Of wealthy industrialized nations, the United States has the worst laws for workers in the area of minimum wage, health care, maternity and paternity leave and union organizing, says Steven Ashby of the School of Labor and Employment...

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    Three arrested in Mt. Vernon with four pounds of pot

    by  • August 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three people are in the Jefferson County Jail, following arrests for drug possession. On August 29th, 2013, the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County Narcotics Division Detectives were conducting surveillance of a residence on Mannen Street, when detectives observed a suspicious vehicle in the area. Detectives reportedly observed the driver commit a traffic violation and stopped the...

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    Ex-spouses still hospitalized as more info comes out on Vernon incident

    by  • August 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Both parties remain hospitalized this morning, following a domestic incident Thursday between ex-spouses in Vernon that became violent. Marion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore says 30-year-old Heidi Thompson’s father took her to the Fayette County Hospital around 3:30 Thursday morning after her ex-husband allegedly struck her in the head with a baseball bat. She was...

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    Two Centralia men sentenced to IDOC

    by  • August 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A nine year prison sentence has been handed down to a 40-year-old Centralia man facing a meth charge. Howard Mays pleaded guilty to felony possession and manufacture of meth during a final pre-trial hearing yesterday. Mays was arrested January 24th during a traffic stop in Central City for a headlight being out. Mays was...

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