• High court might not hear health case until fall

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It will likely be September before the Illinois Supreme Court hears a lawsuit over imposing health-insurance premiums on retired state government workers. The high court has a term in May. But court spokesman Joe Tybor says the time allotted for both sides to file written briefs of their cases would probably push oral arguments...

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    UPDATE: Body found on I-57

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The body of an unidentified individual has been found along Interstate 57 in Union County, officials tell local media. It was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, near mile marker 38, in the southbound driving lane between exits 40 and 36. The Union County Coroner has not yet released the name of the victim,...

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    Woman sought in Benton bank robbery

    by  • April 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Police are looking for a white female in connection to a bank robbery a short time ago in Benton. The suspect is described as white female, approximately 40-years-old, 5-feet 8-inches tall wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a red soft lunch box. No weapon was displayed but a bomb was inferred in the lunch...

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    Storm cleanup underway

    by  • April 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The cleanup is under way in portions of Southern Illinois raked by severe weather. Nearly 3,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity. The National Weather Service says there are no immediate reports of serious injuries related to Wednesday night’s storm, which dropped golf ball-sized hail in some places and packed winds of up...

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