• Shooting suspect sought

    by  • May 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities in Carbondale are searching for a suspect from a Tuesday night shooting. Donnelle Campbell, 35, is accused of shooting a person in the foot around 7 Tuesday evening in the 400 block of Birch Street in Carbondale. Campbell is considered armed and dangerous.

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    Illinois jobless rate dips to 9.3 percent in April

    by  • May 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ unemployment rate improved slightly in April, dipping to 9.3 percent compared to 9.5 percent in March. Preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows that there were 2,000 fewer jobs in April, despite the improved unemployment rate. IDES spokesman Greg Rivara says that could indicate that fewer people were...

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    Senate committee to consider gun bill

    by  • May 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois concealed carry legislation that requires special permission to have a gun in Chicago is scheduled for a Senate committee vote. The Senate Executive Committee will hear Sen. Kwame Raoul’s (KWAH’-may rah-OOLZ’) proposal to comply with a federal appeals court ruling. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that Illinois’ ban...

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    Union seeks raises for community caregivers

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    Despite looming Illinois budget cuts, AFSCME has launched a new effort to win raises for caregivers to developmentally disabled individuals — the same caregivers according to a closure plan by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration that will ultimately be caring for residents of the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia. The goal of the initiative...

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