• Chicago infant shot multiple times in drive-by

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    A 6-month-old baby girl is in serious condition after being shot multiple times along with her father Monday afternoon on Chicago’s South Side during a drive-by shooting. Her father, identified as Jonathan Watkins, was changing the baby’s diaper at around 12:48 p.m. when shots were fired, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Reports differed as to the...

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    No injuries, damage reported from small Ill. quake

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    Authorities say a small earthquake shook parts of southern Illinois. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.7-magnitude temblor was shortly before 1 a.m. east and northeast of Benton. The closest town appears to be tiny 50-resident Macedonia in Franklin County. That county’s sheriff department says the earthquake doesn’t appear to have caused any injuries...

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    State settles SEC fraud charge regarding pensions

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    Illinois is settling a federal securities-fraud charge that it misled investors about the health of its pension system. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has agreed to a cease-and-desist order in the Securities and Exchange Commission case. The SEC said in a news release that Illinois admitted no wrongdoing but has made more complete disclosures since...

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    Tuesday last day to register to vote

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    Tuesday, March 12, is the deadline for registration to vote in the April consolidated election. According to Marion County Clerk Steve Fox, Tuesday is the last day for registration or transfer of registration and Wednesday is the first day for grace period registration with in-office voting. March 25 will be the first day for...

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    AG to investigate Johnston City police chief

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    The Illinois Attorney General’s Office is granting a petition from Williamson County State’s Attorney Charles Garnati to have someone from the AG’s office investigate recent allegations of criminal misconduct against Johnston City Police Chief Vernon Campbell.  Campbell stands accused by former Johnston City Police Officer Tim Patrick Jr., who says Campbell hit him in...

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