• White County man fit for murder trial

    by  • May 23, 2013

    The White County man accused of a double murder from August of last year has been found fit to stand trial. Danny Coston, 37, is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jessica Evans of Norris City and her 22-year-old boyfriend Jacob Wheeler of Carmi. Gallatin county judge tom foster found Coston fit to stand trial after...

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    Judge halts transfer of Murray residents

    by  • May 23, 2013

    Federal judge Ruben Castillo today ordered the State of Illinois to stop the transfers of any Murray Center residents until 10:30 a.m. May 30, when Judge Marvin Aspen returns from vacation. Castillo, an emergency judge, heard the arguments of the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, on a motion they had filed...

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    Increased speed limit bill goes to Ill. governor

    by  • May 22, 2013

    (AP) — Legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 mph is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the bill 85-30 Wednesday. The current maximum speed limit is 65 mph. Sponsoring Rep. Jerry Costello II says the bill is good for business. The Smithton Democrat says it will...

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    New guns bill excludes parks, transit

    by  • May 22, 2013

    (AP) — Compromise  is reached on Illinois House legislation to regulate the carrying of concealed weapons would ban guns in parks and on public transportation. Rep. Brandon Phelps filed the legislation Wednesday. An analysis of the bill by The Associated Press shows it would ban weapons in local parks and athletic areas. It also...

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