• Trial of twice-convicted Nicholas Sheley moved

    by  • April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A third trial of twice-convicted killer Nicholas Sheley is being moved from Whiteside County to Rock Island County. The 33-year-old Sheley of Sterling is to stand trial in October in the deaths of 29-year-old Brock Branson, his 20-year-old fiancee, Kilynna Blake, and 2-year-old son Dayan. He will also be tried in the death of...

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    Crews search for possible Illinois flood victims

    by  • April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Crews are using an air boat on the Illinois River to help locate a Peru woman who appears to have been stranded because of flooding. Illinois Conservation Police commander Robert Frazier said yesterday afternoon that he’s hoping the air boat can clear debris from the water to help crews find 62-year-old Nancy Greening. Her...

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    KC seats new student trustee

    by  • April 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met last night for the regular monthly meeting.  Karlie Nattier of Patoka was seated as the new student trustee for the 2013-14 academic year and outgoing Student Trustee Zach McGeehan was recognized for his service.  Also, Shirley Martin of Shattuc was recognized by a formal resolution as the...

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    BREAKING: Marion County public defender resigns

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Marion County Resident Circuit Judge Mark Stedelin, Marion County’s lead public defender Timothy Huyett resigned Monday, after nearly three years serving Marion County.  Huyett replaced Circuit Judge Ericka Sanders when she was appointed to the bench in 2009. Stedelin said he could not comment beyond saying Huyett resigned Monday. By Monday afternoon,...

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