• Quinn signs fracking bill; effective immediately

    by  • June 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn today signed Senate Bill 1715 – the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act – into law. The new law enacts the nation’s strongest environmental protections for hydraulic fracturing and has the potential to create thousands of jobs in Southern Illinois. Passage of this legislation was one of Governor Quinn’s top priorities this year,...

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    BREAKING: Mt. Vernon Cash Store robbed

    by  • June 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    On June 15, 2013 at 12:23pm the Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to The Cash Store at 3300 Broadway for a report of an armed robbery. A white female possibly in her late 40’s, wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans, and yellow surgical face mask entered the store and demanded money. She inferred a...

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    Menard receives almost 80 additional inmates

    by  • June 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Even as reports are showing the maximum security prison in Chester is overcrowded and understaffed, the facility will be receiving almost 80 additional inmates Friday, this according to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. AFSCME local president Kevin Hirsch says the facility has not received any new staff since an impact...

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