• Quinn: Cities should approve concealed guns

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is holding fast to his position that legislation calling for the carrying of concealed weapons should allow city governments to decide their own standards. But the democratic governor’s preference goes against lawmakers, who have given such ideas a chilly reception. The General Assembly has until June 9 to end Illinois’...

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    BCMW names scholarship recipients

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    BCMW Community Services has awarded ten $500 scholarships through the education component of the community services block grant program for the 2013-2014 school year. The recipients and the colleges they will attend are from Bond County, Ineva Asaro, Brittany Duren and Maci Robertson, all of whom will attend Kaskaskia College and Annette Wright, who...

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    Two teens arrested in Friday bomb threat

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    Two high school sophomores have been arrested in connection with a Friday bomb threat at Zeigler-Royalton High School. Darrell Dalton, 17, of Royalton and 17-year-old Zachary Barnett, of Christopher, were taken into custody after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the high school a little before 8:30 last Friday morning. After the school was...

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    Leaders fear for future of Scott Air Force Base

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    The federal government won’t make a decision for years on whether to close Scott Air Force Base, but leaders in southwest Illinois fear growing budget pressures in Washington could affect the facility’s future. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Illinois congressmen are working to keep the base open even though the next round of base closures...

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