• Fire kills 3 in Jacksonville mobile home

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a mobile home in Jacksonville has killed three people. Two of the dead are children younger than 10. Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mike Carmody told the Jacksonville Courier-Journal that fire started sometime around 1 a.m. Thursday. Jacksonville is about 30 miles west of Springfield. The...

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    Okawville celebrates 175th birthday this weekend

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An Illinois town is celebrating 175 years of existence. The town is Okawville, which was found in 1838 as Bridgeport. The name was changed to Okawville by German immigrants in the 1870s. There’s a celebration of 175 years taking place this weekend. “It’s nothing too historical, to be honest,” says Molly Ronsick of the...

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    Bipartisan committee holds first pension hearing

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A conference committee begins hearings today on how to fix Illinois’ pension systems, which are underfunded by an estimated $100 billion. Gov. Pat Quinn told the committee he wants a solution on his desk within the next 12 days. But the chairman of the conference committee, state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), says the deadline...

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    Woman allegedly stabs boyfriend in face

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, a 38-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the face Tuesday night, near the corner of Second Street and Opydyke Avenue. Jerry Gill reportedly told police that his 44-year-old girlfriend Rebecca Harper had stabbed him in the face with a pocket knife. Gill was taken to a local...

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    West Nile confirmed in southern Illinois

    by  • June 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The first positive batch of West Nile Virus mosquitoes for this summer has been reported in southern Illinois. Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health say a positive sample was collected from earlier this week in Tamaroa in Perry County. Another positive sample was discovered in East St. Louis. West Nile virus is...

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