• Lawmaker seeks to increase auto insurance coverage

    by  • May 20, 2013

    Illinois is low on many lists, and a state lawmaker points out the state has the lowest requirements for car insurance in the Midwest. State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) wants to increase the minimum liability coverage required. According to fine, the General Assembly set the rate of $20,000 for bodily injury and $15,000 for...

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    Springfield exploring conceal gun ordinance

    by  • May 20, 2013

    Another community is exploring a possible ordinance on concealed guns in the event state lawmakers fail to pass a law by a federal court’s deadline. Illinois lawmakers have until June 9 to legalize concealed carry after a court ruled that Illinois’ ban is unconstitutional. The (Springfield) State-Journal Register reports that alderman Tim Griffin has...

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    Quinn calls for high-capacity magazine ban

    by  • May 20, 2013

    Top democratic leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, are urging lawmakers to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton and State Sen. Dan Kotowski spoke Sunday at a news conference in Chicago with parents of children killed last December in a Connecticut school shooting. Kotowski introduced legislation late last week that would ban...

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    Sex offender gets 40 years

    by  • May 20, 2013

    A Mount Vernon man will be spending four decades behind bars on sexual assault charges. Albert Rainey, 39, was given 40 years behind bars on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Reports state that Rainey was arrested in 2006 for acts involving a victim under the age of 13 and after filing an...

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    Whittington woman dead after Friday shooting

    by  • May 20, 2013

    A Friday evening shooting in Benton has left a Franklin County woman dead and a 39-year-old Elkville man in custody. Donald A. Lee has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was arrested at the scene of the shooting Friday and remained...

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    KC Blue Devils head to NJCAA World Series

    by  • May 20, 2013

    For the first time in school history, the Kaskaskia College Blue Devils will play in the NJCAA World Series. The Devils beat Wabash Valley 16-6 Sunday to win the North District Championship. The Devils will play Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against Midland Community College of Texas in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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