• McCarter to hold videoconferences

    by  • February 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Starting February 14, Senator Kyle McCarter will begin using videoconferencing technology to help him stay in touch with the residents of Senate District 54, which includes all or parts of Marion, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Madison, Bond and Washington counties. McCarter said when possible, he hopes to be at the satellite locations in person.  However,...

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    Celebrations launch for Lincoln’s birthday

    by  • February 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A series of events are scheduled across central Illinois to mark what would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday. Festivities will kick off tomorrow at historic sites in Springfield, Bloomington, Vandalia and Lerna. The music and food will last through the 16th president’s birthday and February 12th.  

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    Inmate murdered at Menard Correctional

    by  • January 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    WILY/WRXX News is confirming at this hour that an inmate at Menard Correctional Center in Chester has been murdered tonight (Thursday). Early reports are indicating he may have been beaten to death in the segregation unit by his cell mate, but reports are sketchy as the incident is still in the very early stages...

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    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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