• Bill would create online drivers ed course

    by  • April 10, 2013

    Driver’s education would be going online for some young Illinoisans, under a bill which has passed the house. To ensure young drivers understand the rules of the road, state rep. John D’Amico, a Chicago democrat, sponsored a bill that would create an online drivers education course for 18 to 21 year olds who did...

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    Madigan calls for immigration reform

    by  • April 10, 2013

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest high-profile public official from Illinois to call for comprehensive immigration reform. In a news release Tuesday, Madigan says she and dozens of other states attorneys wrote a letter urging federal officials to pursue it. The letter comes as a group of eight senators is working on a...

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    South Korea: North ready to test missile ‘any day’

    by  • April 10, 2013

    A South Korean Defense Ministry official says North Korea has completed preparations for a missile test that could come any day. The warning Wednesday came as Pyongyang prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world’s attention with dramatic displays...

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    O’Fallon layoffs loom after school tax hike fails

    by  • April 10, 2013

    A southwestern Illinois school district says it’ll go ahead with cutting 90 jobs now that voters have rejected a tax hike that would have averted it. KMOV-TV reports that 65 percent of the voters who cast ballots Tuesday on the O’Fallon School District 90 measure said no. The proposal called for raising the property...

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    BREAKING: SWAT team standoff in Carbondale

    by  • April 10, 2013

    According to the Southern, a police SWAT team and other law enforcement officials are involved in what appears to be a standoff with a person in an apartment at the corner E. Chestnut and N. Robert A. Stalls in Carbondale. About 15 to 20 law enforcement officers, some in SWAT gear appear to be...

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