• Double murder trial moves forward for former Centralia Marine recuiter and sister

    by  • February 27, 2013

    Pre-trial hearings for a former Centralia Marine recruiter and his sister were held this morning in Macon County Court. The two siblings, 28-year-old Timothy Giles, of Centralia and August 2011 Harrisburg murders of 57-year-old Cindanett Eaton and her 23-year-old daughter Lindsey Eaton. They are also charged with the attempted murder of Cindanett’s other daughter,...

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    House supports southern lawmaker’s conceal carry bill

    by  • February 27, 2013

    Illinois is moving closer to having legal conceal carry legislation. The Illinois house completed seven hours of debate yesterday on the contentious issue of public gun possession by adopting a comprehensive plan long pushed by advocates. The 67-48 vote in favor of Rep. Brandon Phelps’s amendment doesn’t mean concealed-carry got house approval. The Harrisburg...

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    Dozens of amendments filed in conceal carry

    by  • February 26, 2013

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    More than two dozen amendments involving the issue of carrying concealed weapons in Illinois could be debated on the house floor beginning today. House speaker Michael Madigan has set up a seldom-used process to allow legislators to submit amendments covering different topics involving the issue. Lawmakers filed 27 amendments — including whether a law...

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    One in custody after weekend meth lab bust

    by  • February 26, 2013

    There was a meth lab bust over the weekend involving the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Joint Narcotics Unit. According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call just after 8 p.m. on Friday that there was a suspicious odor at a residence on the 100 block of West...

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    Two arrested after High Risk Team serves warrants

    by  • February 26, 2013

    On Monday the Mt. Vernon Police Department High Risk Team served narcotic related search warrants at two Mt. Vernon residences, which resulted in the arrests of two individuals. The first warrant was served at 402 Herbert and resulted in crack cocaine, cannabis and currency being recovered. The resident was not at home and charges...

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