• Bill would allow repeat DUI offenders to drive

    by  • April 16, 2013

      The story of a recovering alcoholic who wants to help others inspired a bill to allow repeat drunk-driving offenders to obtain a restricted driving permit.   According to bill sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook democrat, people convicted of DUI are driving anyway. She said they’re driving to and from work if there...

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    Former IDOT assistant secretary Phelps denies wrongdoing

    by  • April 16, 2013

      The former assistant secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation says a report on improper hiring at the agency mischaracterizes what he told investigators. Former Congressman David Phelps disputed a report released yesterday by the Office of the Executive Inspector General. The report said Phelps did “little work” and mostly engaged in “misconduct...

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    AG says strict gun laws are constitutional

    by  • April 16, 2013

      Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay out of the gun debate in New York will influence Illinois’ concealed carry discussions.   The justices declined yesterday to hear a challenge to a strict new york law making it difficult to get a license to carry a concealed handgun...

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    Police report multiple car burglaries

    by  • April 16, 2013

    According to Centralia police, multiple car burglaries have been taking place throughout the town in the last couple of weeks. Streets such as Fayette, 7th Street, and 6th Street have all had cars broken into. Little items were reported missing, such as flashlights.  The robberies have been taking place  overnight. Centralia police suggest locking...

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