• Quinn says no Dem rally, speeches at state fair

    by  • August 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says Democrats will skip the traditional rally and speeches at this year’s Illinois State Fair. The Chicago Democrat says Wednesday’s Governor’s Day will instead feature music and family activities. Angry union members booed Quinn at last year’s event. He’s currently being sued by Democratic legislative leaders because...

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    Large bird causes Kell electrical fire

    by  • August 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Kell firefighters responded Thursday night to a call on Route 37 of an electrical fire. When crews arrived, they discovered a large bird had landed on a power pole and shorted out on the high voltage line. Reports note the bird was completely consumed in the ensuing electrical fire. Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld notes...

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    Arrests and overdoses plague Juggalo gathering

    by  • August 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One man was arrested on drug-related charges and three more suspected drug overdoses were reported overnight at the 2013 gathering of the Juggalos in Hardin County. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after a “very large drug...

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    Area hospitals included in $71.3 mil grant program

    by  • August 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hundreds of hospitals are getting millions of dollars from the state. As a part of the Illinois Jobs Now program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $71.3 million in grants to hospitals. “These investments create hundreds of good construction jobs while helping these hospitals provide better service to the thousands of patients they serve every single...

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