• Madigan, Cullerton file lawsuit over halted pay

    by  • July 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate are filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn’s halting lawmaker pay over the state’s pension gridlock. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton explained their move Tuesday calling Quinn’s action “purely political and unconstitutional.” Earlier this month, Quinn cut $13.8 million...

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    Ill. race involving 70-year-old jockey probed

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois state racing officials are investigating whether jockeys conspired to throw a race to let a 70-year-old rider potentially make history. At issue was whether riders in the July 23 race at Fairmount Park near Collinsville east of St. Louis tried to let R.A. “Cowboy” Jones win the race, making him the...

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    Police investigate burglary at Centralia bar

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Centralia police are investigating a Sunday morning burglary to a north poplar street bar. According to reports, police were notified of a burglar alarm around 4 a.m. Sunday at the poplar place, and upon arrival discovered entry had been made into the establishment by forcing open the front door. A jug of money was...

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    Area seeing an unusual number of heroin overdoses

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Local law enforcement is investigating a number of heroin overdoses that have taken place in the last week, with one resulting in a fatality. According to Marion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore, his department is investigating a series of overdoses in which the subjects were fortunately revived with injections of Narcan to the heart. DeVore...

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