• Scenic, struggling S. Illinois braces for oil rush

    by  • May 6, 2013

    Southern Illinois residents are bracing for change as the state legislature considers a regulatory bill that could set off a rush to drill for oil and gas. The area includes two counties that have never had conventional oil or gas drilling, and its residents are deeply divided over what it could mean for their...

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    Teen charged with murder for shooting boy

    by  • May 6, 2013

    A teenager is jailed without bond after being accused in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in southwestern Illinois’ Granite City. Prosecutors in Madison county charged 17-year-old LaRoyce McFadden with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. McFadden is accused of shooting Clayton Veninga of Granite City on May 1 while the...

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    Stabbing lands one in jail; one in serious condition

    by  • May 6, 2013

    One man has been arrested following a weekend stabbing at a southern Illinois bar. Reports indicate 32-year-old Kevin McBride was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the stabbing that took place in the parking lot of Van Zandt’s Tavern in Dowell. One of the stabbing victims has already been released from the...

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    UPDATED: Nashville bank robbed at gunpoint

    by  • May 4, 2013

    Law enforcement officers in Washington County are responding to a bank robbery in Nashville. Reports are indicating the robbery took place at approximately 11:20 this morning at the Nashville Savings Bank on St. Louis Street. The suspect is described as a white male, early 30′s, short hair,  athletic build, approximately 6-feet to 6-feet 2-inches...

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    Court gives more time for concealed carry appeal

    by  • May 3, 2013

    The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional. Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has until June 24 to ask the high court to hear the case. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals...

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