• I-57 motorcycle accident leaves one dead

    by  • June 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 43-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon when just after 2 p.m. his motorcycle hit a rough spot on Interstate 57 just north of Mt. Vernon, his female passenger was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. According to Illinois State Police, Michael Jordan, of O’Fallon, was north bound and had just exited a...

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    Ex-boyfriend charged in Columbia teen’s stabbing death

    by  • June 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) – Murder charges have been filed against a southwestern Illinois man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend on the same day both were expected in court regarding her protection order against him. Monroe County prosecutors charged 20-year-old Jordan Kuykendall with first-degree murder on Saturday. He’s accused of killing 17-year-old Erin Schneider, whose body...

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    Sandoval cuts sports in money saving effort

    by  • June 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In a move to save the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Sandoval School District has decided to cut a large number of sports and other activities at the junior/senior high school. The board cut JV girls and boys basketball, junior high boys and girls basketball, junior high baseball, high school softball,...

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    IDES releases May unemployment figures

    by  • June 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    May unemployment in Marion County was up slightly from 9.6 to 9.9 percent leaving it as one of the worst rates in the state. The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the may unemployment rates for each county. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 9.1 percent...

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    Professional Regulation releases May license discipline

    by  • June 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Sun Loan Company Illinois Number 2, incorporated in Centralia had its CILA license fined $1,000 in May for the violation that the lender did not obtain official documentation of the borrower’s income before making a small consumer loan. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, disciplinary actions taken in May, also...

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    Vandalia convenience store robbed at gunpoint

    by  • June 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Vandalia Police Department, it is investigating a armed robbery that took place Saturday morning at Circle K gas station located at 127 West Gallatin St. in Vandalia. Police report that at 2:56 a.m., they received a report of a male subject that entered Circle K and displayed a handgun and demanded...

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