• Free help for vets denied V.A. disability

    by  • November 11, 2013

    Veterans across Illinois whose disability claims are rejected by the V.A. can get free legal help to file an appeal. The help comes from the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, run by the John Marshall Law School. Director Brian Clauss says the organization knows how to cut through the clutter and write a...

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    Stranded tourists come to aid of typhoon devastated island

    by  • November 11, 2013

    Many of the 400 tourists left stranded in the island community of Coron in the Philippines have offered to help pack relief supplies, rather than simply waiting around for the airport to reopen following typhoon Yolanda. The Philippines news agency said the mayor thanked the tourists who flocked to the municipal disaster risk reduction...

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    Woman sentenced for kidnapping infant

    by  • November 11, 2013

    A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to a decade in prison after admitting she threatened a mother with a knife, tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. WSIL-TV reports that 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna was sentenced after pleading guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery counts in Union County. The...

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    Proposed law would require schools to have epinephrine injectors on hand

    by  • November 11, 2013

    Illinois’ two U.S. senators are congratulating themselves for passing a measure that encourages schools to supply the antidote for food allergies. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act gives money to states that require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors, in case students experience an anaphylactic reaction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...

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    Odin man arrested for shooting neighbor’s dog

    by  • November 11, 2013

    A 45-year-old Odin man was arrested Friday by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies, after he allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog. Anthony Shaw reportedly admitted to shooting the dog while it was in his back yard, saying he was tired of chasing dogs out of his yard. He turned over the gun and the casing of...

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