• Ill. couple married for 71 years die hours apart

    by  • August 30, 2013

    A man and wife who were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois. Family members say Robert and Nora Viands were always together during their 71 years of marriage. Their son calls their deaths — 16 hours apart at a Rockford retirement center— a...

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    Kaskaskia College: “Where Everyone is Someone”

    by  • August 30, 2013

    Guest Article By Dr. Jim Underwood, President CENTRALIA — This fall semester KC will be proudly celebrating 73 years of service, after having been established in 1940 as Centralia Junior College at the Centralia High School. Later in 1966, the College became known as Kaskaskia College with a new main campus west of Centralia....

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    Three arrested in Illinois for cars stolen in Indiana

    by  • August 29, 2013

    According to the Illinois State Police, they were contacted yesterday by the Indiana State Police post in Evansville, Ind., concerning a report of two black passenger cars driving at high rates of speed from Indiana into Illinois on Interstate 64. A District 19 trooper responded and observed a black passenger car parked on the...

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    Former IDOC guard gets 43 years for child porn

    by  • August 29, 2013

    A former Illinois Department of Corrections guard has been sentenced to more than 43 years in prison for distributing and possessing child pornography and sexually exploiting a minor. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Steven L. Carson of Hillsboro was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in February. According to court records and testimony, Carson admitted using...

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