• 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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    State reports first case of swine flu for the year

    by  • August 2, 2013

    A Boone County child who contracted a new strain of swine flu has become the first Illinois case of the illness this year. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the case of H3N2V influenza virus Thursday. The child has mild  symptoms and had contact with swine at the DuPage County Fair in late...

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