• Missing woman’s body found in Rend Lake

    by  • September 3, 2013

    Authorities resumed searching an area of Rend Lake today, ultimately finding the body an 18-year-old woman reported to have gone under water in an area west of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Emilie Jo Turrentine was reported missing around 11 o’clock Monday morning, after authorities received a call about a possible drowning. Her body was...

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    BCMW accepting winter heating help appointments

    by  • September 2, 2013

    BCMW community services has announced they will be making appointments for the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP beginning tomorrow. This will be for winter heating bills. There are certain requirements that households must meet to be eligible. To schedule an appointment or to find out the requirements, contact the office in your...

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    Day four updates on IDOC escapee

    by  • September 2, 2013

    We’re day four into the search for an escaped Illinois Department of Corrections inmate, and  Illinois corrections officials say additional officers are being brought in to search for a missing eastern Illinois inmate who walked away from a work crew. Jared Carter escaped Friday morning while he was cutting grass on the grounds of...

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    Belleville man gets 18 months for Social Security fraud

    by  • September 2, 2013

    A Belleville man has been ordered to serve a year and a half in federal prison for fraudulently collecting Social Security benefits while he was serving time in another criminal case. A federal judge in East St. Louis also ordered 39-year-old Douglas Buckman to spend three years on post-prison supervised release and repay the...

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