• Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Margaret Thatcher, the first woman ever to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century has died at age 87. She had significant health problems in her later years, suffering several small strokes and, according to her daughter, struggling with dementia. But during her long...

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    Clinton County accident results in fatality

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Clinton County traffic wreck involving farm equipment results in a death. 48-year-old Ruth Ann Szakacsi of Jamestown was northbound on Jamestown Road when her vehicle collided with a manure spreader being pulled by a northbound tractor driven by Daniel L. Von Bokel of Breese, which was slowing to make a right turn off...

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    Family remembers slain diplomat

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The suburban Chicago family of an American diplomat who was among those killed in a terrorist attack in southern Afghanistan says they’re taking solace knowing she died doing what she loved. River Forest native Anne Smedinghoff was killed Saturday. The 25-year-old was the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year’s...

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    Inmate stabs IDOC guard

    by  • April 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Union officials are confirming a corrections officer at Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner was stabbed this afternoon by an inmate on the way to chow. “This happened just before noon,” says Eddie Caumiant, regional director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. According to Caumiant, inmates were being taken...

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    Murder charged in 2nd Menard prison inmate death

    by  • April 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to The Southern, a first-degree murder charge has been filed against a Menard Correctional Center prisoner in connection with the Feb. 25 death of inmate Yusuf Abuzir. Donald Hazzard, 23, was scheduled to be released from Menard today. Instead, Hazzard will be transferred to Randolph County Jail and held on $750,000 bond for...

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