• Lt. gov. candidate Jil Tracy talks vision for Illinois

    by  • September 5, 2013

    Republican state Representative Jil Tracy called our newsroom this week to discuss running with GOP gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Kirk Dillard. Tracy says if Dillard is elected governor in 2014 as his lieutenant governor, her primary focus will be economic development, saying Illinois needs good jobs and Illinois families need to know state government...

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    Marion County makes second tax distribution

    by  • September 5, 2013

    Marion County Treasurer Patti Hahn has made the second distribution of this year’s property tax collections. Hahn reports $8,904,059 has been made to the various taxing bodies in the county. Schools will receive the most money, $5,425,340. Cities and their tax increment financing districts will receive $1,071,202. Marion County Government will get $1,039,932. Fire...

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    Durbin, Bustos give Thomson prison update

    by  • September 5, 2013

    THOMSON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos have given an update to local residents about the status of Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois. Durbin and Bustos were in Thomson on Thursday. The Daily Gazette reports that they say the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is ready to start opening the...

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    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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