• More Illinoisans hungry

    by  • May 13, 2013

    The rate of “food hardship” in Illinois is up slightly. It was 17.6 percent last year – the percentage of people saying in a survey for the food research and action center that at some point, they couldn’t get the food they needed for themselves or their family. This is up from 17.5 percent...

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    Suspect killed, 2 arrested in shootout at bank

    by  • May 10, 2013

    A shootout between FBI agents and three suspects allegedly intending to rob a northern Illinois bank ended with the death of one suspect and the arrest of two others. The shootout occurred Friday outside an Associated Bank branch in Richmond, a small town near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. Joan Hyde, a special agent in...

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    Man charged in house fire that killed 4 children

    by  • May 10, 2013

    Prosecutors in Randolph County have filed first-degree murder charges against a suspect in connection with an overnight house fire that killed four Illinois children. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker announced Friday that a criminal complaint has been filed against Derrick J. Twardoski. The statement from the state’s attorney’s office says Twardoski is being...

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    33 civilians lose jobs at Scott AFB

    by  • May 10, 2013

    Nearly three dozen civilian jobs have been cut at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.  The 33 jobs at Scott’s Air Force Network Integration Center were eliminated when a contract with the workers’ employer ended last month. But officials say the lost Illinois jobs will translate into nine new positions at Peterson air...

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    KC student congress seeks scholarship donations

    by  • May 10, 2013

    The graduating members of Kaskaskia College Student Congress would like to pay the gift of a KC education forward to next year’s returning students.     The education they received at KC has helped them achieve their educational goals and has given them a foundation to build upon.  They want to share this gift...

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