• Clinton man, 19, gets life sentence in sex assault

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    A 19-year-old McLean County man has been sentenced to life in prison for the sexual assault of three young children. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that Brett Wilson of Clinton was sentenced on Friday, two months after a jury convicted him of predatory criminal sexual assault. Illinois law requires a mandatory life sentence for that...

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    Illinois businesses push immigration reform

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    A new group of business leaders wants to recruit 300 CEOs and 1,000 small businesses in Illinois to push for “common sense” bipartisan immigration reform. The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition includes leaders from Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. as well as Motorola Solutions Inc., the University of Illinois, trade groups and immigration-rights advocates. Chicago Mayor Rahm...

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    Quinn launches cyber security contest

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    Gov. Pat Quinn is launching a statewide competition to identify and train Illinois residents for jobs in cyber security. Quinn announced the Illinois Cyber Challenge on today. The competition is free and open to anyone, but the governor says it will specifically target veterans, many of whom already have training in the field. The...

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    Body found inside burning vehicle in Herrin

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    Authorities in the southern Illinois town of Herrin are investigating the death of a person found inside one of three vehicles damaged in a fire on a bowling alley’s parking lot. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that an autopsy on 33-year-old Shaun Saltzman of rural Simpson preliminarily shows that he died of smoke inhalation...

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