• Illinois motorcycle fatalities climb 13 percent

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State figures show fatal motorcycle accidents are up 13 percent in Illinois. The State Journal-Register reports there were 131 motorcycle fatalities in 2010. That figure rose to 148 accidents in 2012. Illinois State Police told the paper it’s hard to find a single reason for the increase, especially since overall motorcycle collisions are declining....

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    Program pushes for more local produce

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor pat Quinn wants Illinois residents to buy fruits and vegetables that are produced in-state. The Chicago democrat announced over the weekend a new “Where Fresh Is” campaign. The campaign is aimed at promoting the purchase of Illinois-grown food. It will provide 200 grocery stores and 100 farmers markets with stickers to place on...

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    Quinn signs fracking bill; effective immediately

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn today signed Senate Bill 1715 – the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act – into law. The new law enacts the nation’s strongest environmental protections for hydraulic fracturing and has the potential to create thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois. Passage of this legislation was one of Governor Quinn’s top priorities this year,...

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    BREAKING: Mt. Vernon Cash Store robbed

    by  • June 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    On June 15, 2013 at 12:23pm the Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to The Cash Store at 3300 Broadway for a report of an armed robbery. A white female possibly in her late 40’s, wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans, and yellow surgical face mask entered the store and demanded money. She inferred a...

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