• Police: Tableware china also seized in raid

    by  • February 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois State Police believe investigators have broken up an auto-theft operation by raiding a southwestern Illinois storage lot where they say they found suspected stolen vehicles and $300,000 worth of fine china. No charges have been filed in connection with last week’s search of a Granite City business where investigators say they...

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    Driver facilities closed for holiday

    by  • February 11, 2013

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and driver services facilities will be closed tomorrow in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  All driver services facilities will reopen for regular business on Wednesday.  Individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website, cyberdriveillinois.com, to change an address, register to become an organ and...

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    Early morning armed robbery in Mt. Vernon

    by  • February 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Just before 4 a.m. today, the Huck’s station on Second Street in Mt. Vernon was robbed at gun point, says a press release from the Mt. Vernon Police Department. The suspect is described as dark skinned, wearing dark blue jeans and a red shirt under a gray zip-up hooded jacket. The jacket has white...

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    Former RLC president pleads guilty

    by  • February 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After more than two years of continuous pre-trial hearings, the courtroom saga of former Rend Lake College President Mark Kern was brought to an end last month, with Kern agreeing in Franklin County Court to a plea bargain in which felony gun charges against him were dismissed. The 69-year-old Kern pleaded guilty to a...

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