• Woman who threw newborn away sentenced to prison

    by  • May 25, 2013

    (AP) — A Southern Illinois woman who threw her baby away after giving birth at a party has been sentenced to three years in prison. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office announced Friday that 25-year-old Casey Parnell of Du Quoin had been sentenced. She pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter...

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    Pinckneyville teen airlifted following fiery crash

    by  • May 25, 2013

    According to Illinois State Police, an 18-year-old Pinckneyville teen suffered serious injuries Friday in a fiery crash with a passenger bus being towed by a pickup truck. Ashley N. Daniels was airlifted to St. John’s Burn Center in St. Louis after the 9:08 p.m. crash on U.S. 51 at Beech Road in Jackson County,...

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    Luechtefeld: Unresolved issues hang over General Assembly

    by  • May 25, 2013

    With the legislature entering its final week before a scheduled May 31 adjournment deadline, the list of major issues yet to be resolved continues to hang over the General Assembly, State Sen. David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) said. Despite state government’s one-party control, the Governor and his House and Senate allies have yet to move the...

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    Watch Blue Devils play live online

    by  • May 24, 2013

    Couldn’t make the trip to Grand Junction, Colorado to watch the Blue Devils play in Game two of the 2013 Alpine Bank NJCAA Division One World Series? Watch it LIVE  online from Sam Suplizio Field by clicking here: NJCAA TV The Devils will play Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against Midland Community College of...

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    IDOT halts roadwork for holiday travel

    by  • May 24, 2013

    This is welcome news for people planning to drive in illinois over the Memorial Day weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation says non-emergency roadwork will be suspended to ease congestion. The suspension of work begins Friday afternoon and will last through Monday.

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