• Armed Robbery at Hucks in Mt. Vernon

    by  • January 31, 2013

    Mt. Vernon police are reporting an armed robbery yesterday morning at the Huck’s store in the 1800 block of south 10th street. According to the police report, a black male, thin, about 5 foot 10 inches, allegedly came into the store and brandished a weapon to the employee, but no one was hurt. This...

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    Raccoon School Board Approves School’s Risk Management Plan and Superintendent’s Contract

    by  • January 31, 2013

    The raccoon school board approved at its meeting this week the school’s risk management plan and approved the superintendent’s contract. Association president Lucinda register read a statement supported by the Rea regarding their position on possible teaching staff cuts. Teacher Angie Watkins was chosen by renaissance learning as a model accelerated reading classroom and...

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    IDOC director found guilty of ethics violations

    by  • January 30, 2013

    According to the Associated Press, an investigation has found that Gov. Pat Quinn’s prisons department violated policy when it hired an administrator with political clout but who didn’t meet job qualifications. The Illinois executive ethics commission report Wednesday indicated the man had experience teaching theater, running a movie store and managing the political office...

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