• Sandoval business suffers damage from fire

    by  • September 5, 2013

    A Sandoval business on Broadway suffered smoke and water damage Wednesday, after a fire was discovered around an electrical box in the ceiling. According to the Sandoval Fire Department, a small fire was located around the electrical box that was in the drop ceiling of the Sandoval Auto Sales office. The business was closed...

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    Carlyle man charged with battery of a police officer

    by  • September 5, 2013

    A 21-year-old Carlyle man remains in the Clinton County Jail Thursday, charged with eight counts including three of aggravated battery of a police officer. Zachary Zeller of Carlyle is alleged to have beaten a roommate who wanted him to move out, then resisted arrest on illegal consumption of alcohol charges and kicked out the...

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    Illinois ranks 16 in most corrupt states

    by  • September 5, 2013

    Illinois politicians seem to be heading to the big house more often these days, but believe it or not, the state doesn’t even rank in the top ten for most corrupt places. “Business Insider” puts Illinois at number 16. That’s based on the number of public corruption convictions compared to population. Illinois has only...

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    Special children for special people

    by  • September 5, 2013

    Here’s a feel good story for you: a family in Rowan County, N.C.  got dinner paid for by an unexpected stranger who also sent an inspiring note to their table Friday.  When their 8-year-old special needs child started getting loud and banging the table, a waitress walked over with tears in her eyes, telling...

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    Climatologist: August was dry across Illinois

    by  • September 5, 2013

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — This August was the third driest August on record in Illinois. Illinois climate experts said Thursday that the statewide average precipitation for August was 1.38 inches. Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says August’s precipitation was 2.22 inches below average. Illinois saw its driest August in 1952, when it rained just 1.12...

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