• 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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    Shimkus accepting military academy applications

    by  • August 29, 2013

    Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is now accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies. High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2014 admission. To be eligible for appointment, you must be a United States citizen; at least 17...

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    Insurance exchange company expanding in Illinois

    by  • August 29, 2013

    A major Illinois health insurance exchange has announced plans to double its workforce to serve those shopping for health insurance under the affordable care act. Gohealth LLC announced it plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013. The company plans to add 90,000 square feet in working space at Chicago’s Merchandise...

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    Weather pattern could lead to another drought

    by  • August 29, 2013

    It’s hot and dry, and it will likely be that way for a while. Chris Miller, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, says if the weather continues this way, we just might hear the word drought again, but on more of a moderate level. He says there is moderate drought...

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    New law takes aim at mugshot websites

    by  • August 29, 2013

    Your record follows you everywhere – much more easily, thanks to the internet. Organizations such as mugshots.com, put up, for example, mug shots of criminal suspects, then contact the subjects and offer to remove their picture for a price. That is going to be against the law in Illinois, effective Jan. 1. The practice...

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