• Trial ordered in Sesser killing

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man has been ordered to stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge related to the death of a fellow tavern patron. The Southern reports that 45-year old Michael Romani pleaded not guilty after his preliminary hearing in Franklin County Circuit Court. Romani is accused of causing the December 27, 2012 death...

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    Quinn’s minimum wage push meets resistance

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In his state-of-the-state address, Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. This meets disagreement from organizations such as the Illinois retail merchants association. That group’s executive vice president, Rob Karr, says jobs will be in jeopardy if this happens. Karr says the news is as bad,...

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    Two charged in shots fired incident

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    There was a shooting incident in mount Vernon last night, but no one was injured. According to the mount Vernon police department, they were dispatched at approximately 7:45 last night to the area of 21st street and conger avenue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered suspect 21-year-old Simon w. Taylor, along with a handgun and...

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    Investigation leads to drug charges for 28

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A month long investigation led to eight individuals in Jefferson County being arrested Wednesday on assorted drug related charges, while nearly 20 others are still being sought. The Mt. Vernon Police Department – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Joint Narcotics Division took into custody 26-year old John Ferguson and 24-year old Randi Webb, both of...

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    Lawmakers respond to IDOC violence

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    State Rep. Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) and Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) are speaking out about Tuesday’s attacks on one correctional officer and two staff members, one of whom was the facility chaplain, at Menard Correctional Center in Chester. “These attacks are just the latest example of what has become a pattern at IDOC. Once...

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    Tax loopholes cost state $2.5 mil

    by  • February 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to a new study, Illinois is losing $2.5 billion a year due to federal tax loopholes. The figure comes from the Illinois public interest research group, which complains that federal tax law allows companies to set up subsidiaries in tax havens such as Bermuda or the Cayman islands, where they don’t really do...

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