• Inmate attack leaves prison guard hospitalized

    by  • January 29, 2013

    According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Marcelyn Love, a prison guard was injured Monday night by an inmate at the Pontiac Correctional Center, just one month after the Quinn administration moved inmates out of the Southern Illinois prison designed for dangerous inmates. Love confirmed in a Monday night email with WILY/WRXX news that...

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    Phelps moves closer to conceal carry measure

    by  • January 29, 2013

    Long-time downstate lawmaker Brandon Phelps, a Democrat State Representative from Harrisburg, has once again filed legislation calling for the legalization of conceal carry in Illinois. The difference this time is that it will likely pass. With a federal appellate decision in December that Illinois’ ban on conceal carry was unconstitutional and the judicial panel’s...

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    Iuka lone recipient of dual academic honors

    by  • January 29, 2013

    The State Board of Education says more than 620 schools made the Illinois Honor Roll list in 2012, and Iuka Community Consolidated School is the only one in the state to earn both an Academic Improvement award as well as a Spotlight School Award. The Spotlight School Award has been given to 105 high-poverty,...

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    Jefferson County coroner releases 2012 stats

    by  • January 29, 2013

    Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe marks has released his report for 2012.  Marks says his office received 73 calls in 2012, 21 of which were accidents in which nine were vehicle related; two of those accidents were alcohol related. One accident involved a train and a vehicle, one accident involved a vehicle and a...

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    Record number of scholarships available for KC

    by  • January 29, 2013

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation has announced it has more scholarships available for current and prospective students than aver before. But the deadline to apply for those scholarships is quickly approaching on March 15, 2013.  For the 2013-2014 school year, the KC Foundation will be awarding approximately 231 scholarship awards totaling over $126,000. This is...

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