• Luechtefeld and Bost to hold senior financial safety seminar

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    State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) and State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) are teaming with the Illinois Attorney General and Treasurer to present a free senior financial safety seminar in Mt. Vernon on July 18. Citizens will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Illinois Attorney General’s office and Treasurer’s office to learn...

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    Motorist killed after car hits tractor on highway

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    (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois’ Franklin County say a motorist died when his car hit an oncoming tractor, causing a chain-reaction wreck that injured two people. Coroner Marty Leffler says 50-year-old Lavern Johnson of McLeansboro died in the accident Wednesday on Illinois 14. Leffler says Johnson was eastbound when his vehicle hit the...

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    Ill. Supreme Court ends challenges to abortion law

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    (AP) — A lengthy legal battle over an abortion notification law appears to be ending, clearing the way for Illinois to begin enforcing a 1995 measure requiring doctors to notify a girl’s parents before she undergoes the procedure. Today’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling says the case shouldn’t be reconsidered and has to be enforced...

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    AZ firefighter laid to rest in Illinois

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    Firefighters from at least two states are expected to attend a funeral in northern Illinois for one of the 19 firefighters who died in Arizona last month. Thursday’s funeral for 23-year-old Anthony Rose is being held in Zion Rose’s cremated remains arrived in Waukegan Wednesday evening, where they were greeted by hundreds of uniformed...

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    Local students place at SkillsUSA Conference

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    In June, eight career and technical educational students competed nationally at the SkillsUSA Conference and Skill Competition held in Kansas City, MO. Several national recognitions along with one medal were earned. That includes Cody Gill of Hoffman with a 3rd place bronze medal in criminal justice.  He also earned the skill point certificate recognizing...

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    Bank offers reward for robbery information

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    Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations, along with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and/or suspects responsible for the June 13th robbery of the People’s National Bank branch in Dahlgren. People’s National Bank has established a cash reward of $5,000 for information leading to the...

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