• Centralia child struck while leaving school bus

    by  • May 20, 2013

    Just after 3:30 Monday afternoon, Centralia police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 1100 block of E. 13th Street on a report of a child being struck by a car. According to reports, a 7-year-old male child getting off a school bus was struck by a car. He was taken to St. Mary’s...

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    Salem files suit against Klassic Kollections

    by  • May 20, 2013

    A lawsuit against Klassic Kollections II, LLC and certain guarantors to loans made by the city of Salem has been filed in the circuit court in Lawrence County, Indiana. The lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to effectuate collections on the TIF and RLF loans made by the city to Klassic Kollections II in...

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    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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