• State investing millions in Menard and Chester MHC

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    Governor Pat Quinn has announced investments of $4.4 million to replace the roofing system at Chester Mental Health Center and to construct a cold storage building at Menard Correctional Center in Chester, both are funded by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. Quinn says the Menard project will allow more effective operations, both projects...

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    Escaped Bond County inmate caught after chase

    by  • April 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A high-speed chase outside Pocahontas this morning led to the arrest of a man who reportedly escaped from the Bond County jail over the weekend. Police say officers were tipped to 30-year-old Andrew Walker’s whereabouts in his hometown of Pierron in Madison County Monday morning. Authorities say a pursuit was started after police located...

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