• West Nile confirmed in southern Illinois

    by  • June 27, 2013

    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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    Bus strikes railroad overpass in Benton

    by  • June 27, 2013

    Multiple injuries were sustained Wednesday, after a bus struck a railroad overpass in Benton. Reports indicate a bus tried to get under the low-clearance rail overpass just outside of the Benton Park but was unsuccessful. Damage to the roof of the bus was reported. None of the injuries to the passengers were considered to...

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    Southern Ill. authorities probe church thefts

    by  • June 27, 2013

    Authorities want to know who is stealing air conditioners from southern Illinois churches. The United Methodist Church in Kinmundy reported Wednesday to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department that someone had taken their air conditioning window unit, along with a speaker system. And in Benton, Franklin County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help...

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    Quinn: Bad credit costs Illinois $130 million

    by  • June 26, 2013

    (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois will pay an extra $130 million in interest on a bond issue this week due to lowered credit ratings because the state has not been able to solve its pension crisis. The state sold $1.3 billion in bonds to pay for transportation projects around the state, including...

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    Double fatality in van/semi accident

    by  • June 26, 2013

    Two people are dead following a crash from Tuesday night near Rend Lake. David B. Couture, 23, of Valier and Christina M. Bradley, 19, of Christopher were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened at the intersection of Golf Course Road and Illinois 154 at 4:49 p.m. The two were in...

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