• Law could take license for drunken boating

    by  • July 23, 2013

    Summer means fun on the water, but making drinking and drugging part of the fun can have fatal results. A new law will bring drunken boating closer to drunken driving in the eyes of the law, possibly even resulting in the offender losing his or her driver’s license. Tony Borcia, a 10-year-old from Libertyville,...

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    EPA: coal-fueled plants polluting water

    by  • July 23, 2013

    A new report claims coal-fueled power plants have gotten around clean water laws for decades, and Illinois has some of the worst offenders. The study from the Environmental Integrity Project says power plants have been allowed to pollute waterways and drinking water sources with toxins such as arsenic and lead. “Only 30 percent had...

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    US government sues Carbondale tax preparer

    by  • July 23, 2013

    EAST ST. LOUIS — (AP) — The U.S. government wants a judge to block to an Illinois man from working as a tax preparer, alleging he routinely cheats the Treasury Department for clients. The Justice Department’s seeks an injunction that would forbid 60-year-old Ronald Manis of Carbondale from preparing tax returns for others. The...

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    Ex-trooper blamed in deadly crash seeks license

    by  • July 23, 2013

    MOUNT VERNON — (AP) — A hearing officer is weighing whether to restore the Illinois driver’s license of a former state trooper blamed for a 2007 freeway crash in that killed two sisters. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Matt Mitchell said during Tuesday’s hearing in Mount Vernon that he’ll never drive again in Illinois....

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    Injuries lead to toy recall

    by  • July 23, 2013

    Kids II of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling more than 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers in the U.S. and Canada. The “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant. The firm has received 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, lacerations to...

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