• 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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    Dems: Budget deal would keep school funding level

    by  • May 24, 2013

    (AP) — House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed Illinois budget that would keep education funding at the same level and increase human services spending. Sen. Heather Steans is one of the Legislature’s budget negotiators. She says Democrats will present their 2014 spending plan early next week, after which Republicans will get...

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    Coroner: Ill. judge died of cocaine overdose

    by  • May 24, 2013

      (AP) A coroner says a former prosecutor who died at the cabin of a fellow southwestern Illinois judge now under federal investigation succumbed to a cocaine overdose. Pike County,  coroner and sheriff Paul Petty says toxicology tests showed that 49-year-old Joe Christ died of cocaine intoxication in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael...

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