• Couple charged with home repair fraud set to plea

    by  • January 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Centralia couple charged in multiple cases with felony home repair fraud was due in Marion County Court, today for a bench trial, but have instead scheduled a possible plea agreement for Friday morning. The couple, 60-year-old Mark D. Timmons and his wife, 52-year-old Willella J. Timmons, reportedly owned a roofing business in Centralia...

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    Interstate reopened after toxic spill cleanup

    by  • January 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After three days of being shut down, Interstate 57 near Kinmundy is back open, as a hazardous chemical leaking from an overturned tanker truck was finally cleaned up. The Thursday accident resulted in traffic being rerouted from about Farina to Kinmundy to Illinois Route 37. Illinois State Police say the overturned tanker was carrying...

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    Shooting threat investigated at Brownstown school

    by  • January 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, a student from Brownstown High School has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into a shooting threat posted on Facebook. The school was not locked down or evacuated, but the principal of the school has confirmed the school had received information regarding the posted...

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    CILA caregiver charged with sex abuse

    by  • January 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A continuation was granted yesterday in Clinton County court in an abuse case to allow time for DNA test results to get back from the state crime lab. Court records show 31-year-old James A. Kleiboeker is alleged to have had sexual contact with a disabled male living in a community integrated living arrangement, or...

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    IDOC launches early release program

    by  • January 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn shut down the earlier program about three years ago after the associated press reported that 1,700 inmates had been released after serving just weeks or days in prison. The agency had secretly dropped a 60-day minimum stay requirement. But ending early release led to crowding. There are currently more than 49,000...

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