• Probation worker gets, posts bail in drug case

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A southwestern Illinois probation officer is free on bail in a drug case involving one judge who died of a cocaine overdose and another who’s accused of possessing heroin. A judge rejected federal prosecutor James Porter’s request that James Fogarty of Belleville remain jailed without bond as a possible flight risk. Fogarty...

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    Gubernatorial candidate lineup growing

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Bill Daley may be getting closer to an announcement about a run for governor. The former White House chief of staff says he’ll decide in the next week whether he will challenge Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary. Daley says the just-ended legislative session was a “debacle” and Quinn should have done...

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    MVPD arrests two on burglary charges

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Mt Vernon Police Department responded to a burglary yesterday at a residence on Apricot.  After a preliminary investigation, officers made contact with two suspects, 18-year-old Aston D. Trotter and a male juvenile, at 29th and Peach. The male juvenile was wanted on a Jefferson County warrant, possessed cannabis and resisted arrest. The two...

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