• Feds want $18 million back from timber counties

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    Members of Congress from both parties say they’re outraged that the U.S. Forest Service has demanded the return of millions of dollars in federal subsidies from rural timber counties. Thirty members of the U.S. House sent a letter to the Obama administration demanding to know the authority for the move. The Forest Service has...

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    Trial stalls for man accused of burning girlfriend

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    The southern Illinois trial for a man accused of dousing his girlfriend with chemicals and setting her on fire has been delayed over a switch in defense attorneys. The Southern Illinoisan reports that a judge in Franklin County postponed Christopher Rollins’ trial after accepting a request by his attorney to withdraw from the case. The...

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    Dam West Campground opens Saturday

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    Just in time for warmer temperatures, Dam West Campground at Carlyle Lake, which was scheduled to open at noon Monday, will now be opening at noon, Saturday. McNair sites 1-32 and Area “C” will open on at noon Saturday on a first come first serve basis, but will be available for reservations as of...

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    Conservation program receives funding

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    Additional funding to a conservation program will help farmers, an environmental group says. A program geared to helping farmers with financial and technical needs will be funded for the rest of 2013, after being left out of a nine-month extension of the federal farm bill. Drew Thomason, outreach coordinator for the Illinois stewardship alliance,...

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