• Ex-Adams Co. drug court head faces drug charges

    by  • May 23, 2013

    The former leader of a western Illinois county’s drug court is facing federal charges that he maintained a drug house. The Quincy Herald-Whig  reports 59-year-old John Grotts of Ursa made his first court appearance Wednesday on the federal charges that replace two state methamphetamine-related charges. The former head of the Adams County Drug Court...

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    White County man fit for murder trial

    by  • May 23, 2013

    The White County man accused of a double murder from August of last year has been found fit to stand trial. Danny Coston, 37, is accused of murdering 17-year-old Jessica Evans of Norris City and her 22-year-old boyfriend Jacob Wheeler of Carmi. Gallatin county judge tom foster found Coston fit to stand trial after...

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    Judge halts transfer of Murray residents

    by  • May 23, 2013

    Federal judge Ruben Castillo today ordered the State of Illinois to stop the transfers of any Murray Center residents until 10:30 a.m. May 30, when Judge Marvin Aspen returns from vacation. Castillo, an emergency judge, heard the arguments of the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, on a motion they had filed...

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