• Farina man charged with murder-for-hire

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Farina man has been ordered bound over on murder-for-hire charges. Mark G. Fulk, 35, is accused of offering cash, a motorcycle, an auto shop, and a house to another man to kill Fulk’s wife.  The man, identified as John Shelton, told Fulk’s wife and authorities were called in. The alleged solicitation occurred April...

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    Police identify victims in Illinois killings

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities say the five people found shot to death inside a home in a tiny central Illinois community were two young brothers, their parents and their great-grandmother.  Illinois State Police identified the victims Thursday as 1-year-old Brantley Ralston and 5-year-old Nolan Ralston. Their slain parents are 29-year-old James Roy Ralston and 23-year-old Brittney Luark,...

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    BREAKING: BOMB THREAT AT SALEM SCHOOL

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    BREAKING: SALEM POLICE ARE CONFIRMING A BOMB THREAT HAS BEEN MADE TO FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. STUDENTS ARE ALL BEING DISMISSED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATES. REPORTS INDICATE THE SCHOOL RECEIVED A NOTE ABOUT A BOMB IN THE SCHOOL, SO LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS CONTACTED AND STUDENTS HAVE ALL BEEN DISMISSED. IN A STATEMENT, SALEM POLICE SAID...

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    Illinois prison officials want more money

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled state Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in the coming weeks. In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Corrections budget chief Brian Gleckler said the department is requesting $41.8 million to finish out the fiscal year, which ends June 30....

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    Quinn signs senior exemption law

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Legislation designed to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors is now law. The bill raises the homestead exemption for Illinois residents age 65 and older by $1,000, from $4,000 to $5,000. Gov. Pat Quinn signed it into law on Tuesday. The move could save seniors roughly $200 a year. The new law also...

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