• Wilson gets 12 years for bank robbery

    by  • August 8, 2013

    A 42-year-old Waltonville man has pleaded guilty to bank robbery, in exchange for a sentence of 12 years in prison, which he will begin serving immediately. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, Jeffrey M. Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of financial institution robbery and will have three other charges dismissed per...

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    Madigan, Cullerton in court seeking action on pay

    by  • August 6, 2013

    Attorneys for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton will be in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday to try and force Gov. Pat Quinn and comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to issue legislators’ pay checks. Last month, Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislators’ paychecks in the state budget. He’d threatened consequences if...

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    ISP saturation patrols coming to Marion County

    by  • August 6, 2013

    Captain Morrie Fraser, Illinois State Patrol District 12 commander, announced that the ISP will conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols in Marion County during the month of August. The A.C.E. patrols allow the ISP to target an area with saturation patrols that focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated...

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    U of I canine cancer drug to be tried on people

    by  • August 6, 2013

    An anti-cancer drug for dogs is being tested at the university of Illinois and it’s showing some promise. Chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother developed the drug compound known as PAC-1 in 2005 and has been testing it since then. He told the News-Gazette in Champaign that the drug has helped many of the dogs involved...

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    After three days, standoff continues

    by  • August 6, 2013

    Updating a story we brought you yesterday, a police standoff that started Saturday continues this morning, with neighbors describing the two elderly brothers who refuse to leave their rural Vienna home as harmless despite an armed standoff with police that entered a third day this morning. The standoff apparently started after an argument between...

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