• Dahlgren People’s bank robbed

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A late morning bank robbery in Hamilton County is under investigation. People’s National Bank in Dahlgren was reportedly robbed a little before 11:30 Thursday morning. Authorities say an African American man displayed a weapon and demanded money. The suspect then managed to leave the bank on foot. We’ll have more details as they become...

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    Sheriff slams conceal carry measure

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the concealed carry bill recently passed by the Illinois legislature is “fatally flawed.” Dart says the measure’s permitting process wouldn’t stop some people from having guns who shouldn’t have them. Dart made the assertion in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Pat Quinn that was obtained by the Associated...

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    Centralia man pleads guilty to home invasion

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Centralia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a 2012 Class X felony home invasion. In exchange for 57-year-old William F. Gegan’s plea, a felony firearm possession charge was dismissed. Gegan will be sentenced July 31st. Gegan reportedly forced his way into a Marquis Drive residence where he confronted a person there with a 22-caliber...

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    Despite tax windfall, Ill. fiscal health little improved

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Despite a windfall of money in April that went to pay state vendors, Illinois’ comptroller is warning that the payments will have little impact on the state’s long-term fiscal health. A stronger-than-expected income tax season brought an additional $1.2 billion, earmarked for vendor payments, into state coffers, but comptroller Judy Barr Topinka says while...

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