• Armed home invasion results in two arrests

    by  • March 19, 2013

    Two Jefferson County men are in jail, the result of a warrant executed Monday in connection with a Sunday armed home invasion and beating in rural Jefferson County. In custody are 27-year-old Dustin W. Mannen, of Waltonville, and 21-year-old Jacob D. West, of Nason. They were arrested at a Nason residence after an investigation...

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    Cullerton still supports private lottery manager

    by  • March 19, 2013

    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says hiring a private company to operate the state’s lottery was an experiment that needs to be improved. State officials say the manager, Northstar Lottery Group, should pay a $20 million penalty for falling short of the profits it promised in fiscal year 2012. Northstar was supposed to generate...

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    AG warns agains tax-refund anticipation loans

    by  • March 19, 2013

    Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan is sounding the alarm about the high cost of tax-refund anticipation services. Madigan says her office is monitoring businesses that offer tax-refund anticipation loans as the deadline for filing annual tax returns nears. According to Madigan, with tax season in full swing, tax preparers are once again flooding the...

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    Metro East man jailed for breaking infant’s legs

    by  • March 19, 2013

    A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on a felony count alleging he broke the legs of his infant son. Madison County prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Matthew¬†Barnett of Granite City with one count of aggravated battery of a child. Sheriff’s Capt. T. Mike Dixon says that the investigation began when authorities were notified by Illinois...

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