• Ill. pushes anew to block hastened concealed-carry

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The state of Illinois is amplifying its argument that a federal judge reject a legal push by gun-rights advocates to immediately start carrying firearms publicly, rather than waiting months under Illinois’ new concealed carry law. Under the law passed July 9, Illinois State Police have six months to set up a concealed-carry...

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    Illinois unemployment up slightly in June

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The unemployment rate in Illinois increased slightly in June while manufacturers and local governments cut more jobs than they added. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says Thursday that unemployment increased to 9.2 percent last month. That was up from 9.1 percent in May. June’s figure ended two months of decreasing unemployment....

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    CILA home doors away from sex predator

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We confirmed reports Thursday that a home on Ridge Road in Centralia that has been converted into a community integrated living arrangement home, or CILA home, is just doors away from a registered sexual predator. However, our research indicates that such proximity is not a consideration when locating a CILA home, and is not...

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