• Man in custody for wife’s shooting death in Cairo

    by  • November 4, 2013

    The man wanted in connection to the shooting death of a woman in Cairo late Friday night is in custody. Thirty-year-old Chauncy Hughes turned himself into police Saturday and is being held at the Tri-county Justice Center in Ullin. Authorities allege Hughes shot and killed his wife, 22-year-old Heather Davis at a home in...

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    Professional regulation releases disciplinary report

    by  • November 1, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a report on disciplinary actions taken during September 2013. Mandy McLaughlin of Carterville and Maleah Sanders of Centralia had their cosmetology licenses reprimanded and each must complete deficient hours. They were each fined $140 for failure to complete required hours of continuing education hours for...

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    Authorities looking into infant’s death

    by  • November 1, 2013

    Authorities in Williamson County are looking into the death of an infant in Johnston City. The 3-month old victim was found unresponsive when authorities arrived a little after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon at a home along west Fifth Street in the Williamson County community. Reports indicate the child, Brayson Michael Vaughn, was taken to a...

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    Illinois not doing good job of tracking property

    by  • November 1, 2013

    The state owns and leases property all over Illinois but does not do a good job of keeping track of it, according to a state audit. A state audit in 2004 found there is no master list of real property. Auditor General William G. Holland says practically no progress has been made since then....

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    Ex-judge to plead guilty to heroin, gun charges

    by  • November 1, 2013

    An attorney for a former southwestern Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal says his client plans to plead guilty next week to federal heroin and drug charges. Former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook has pleaded not guilty to charges of heroin possession and having a gun while illegally...

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