• More than 100 runners cross Marion County

    by  • August 2, 2013

    A caravan of nearly two dozen motorhomes made their way across Marion County Friday, as 165 St. Jude’s runners made their way to their ultimate destination in Peoria. The St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run, the idea of Co-founders Mike McCoy and Gene Pratt, began with the idea of a way to raise money...

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    Sandoval police chief uninjured in accident

    by  • August 2, 2013

    A wrong way driver Friday afternoon was taken by ambulance to the hospital, after being involved in an accident on U.S. Highway 51 with the Sandoval police chief who was responding to a dispatch about wayward vehicle headed north out of Central City. Police Chief Andy Westman was uninjured when the Ford Explorer he...

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    Lawmaker wants ban on guns in places of worship

    by  • August 2, 2013

    CAHOKIA (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker wants to change the state’s new concealed-carry law to ban guns in places of worship. The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit. But churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs if they don’t want people carrying guns onto the property. Democratic...

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    Train vs. ATV crash leaves man dead in Teutopolis

    by  • August 2, 2013

    Teutopolis (AP) — a crash between a freight train and an all-terrain vehicle has left one man dead in south-central Illinois. Authorities told the Effingham daily news that the ATV collided with the train late Thursday morning along U.S. Highway 40 near the Village of Teutopolis. The small town is about 90 miles southeast...

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