• Infant shooting victim dies in Chicago

    by  • March 12, 2013

    Chicago gun violence has claimed its youngest victim. Authorities say a 6-month-old Chicago girl who was shot five times while her father was changing her diaper has died. The cook county medical examiner’s office says Jonylah (Juh-neye’-luh) Watkins died Tuesday morning at Cormer children’s hospital. Her father, Jonathan Watkins, was also shot in Monday’s...

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    Another southern police chief under investigation

    by  • March 12, 2013

    And another southern Illinois police chief is under investigation. The police chief of Caseyville has been placed on paid administrative leave because of a grand jury investigation into his use of a truck seized as part of a drug case. The Belleville News Democrat reports Police Chief J.D. Roth did not sell the pickup...

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    Tuesday feel good story

    by  • March 12, 2013

    There’s no doubt teamwork can make things easier, but in this case it was a lifesaver. 12-year-old Joshua McQuoid from Napier, New Zealand was playing by the water with a friend Sunday, when he was knocked off his feet and swept out to sea by the strong undertow. After his friend ran for help,...

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    Chief Evans named president of ILEAS

    by  • March 12, 2013

    During the 10th annual ILEAS conference in Springfield on March 3rd thru 5th, 2013, Centralia Police Chief Larry Evans was not only re-elected to the governing board, he was also chosen by its members to be the president of ILEAS. ILEAS is an alliance of over 900 local and state law enforcement agencies consisting...

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    Chicago’s Cardinal George takes conclave oath

    by  • March 12, 2013

    Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has taken his oath before the conclave to elect the next pope begins. George stood in line with the other cardinals in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican today. He placed his hand on the Gospel to “promise, pledge and swear” to keep the oath of secrecy. The conclave begins...

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    Senate approves naming bridge in honor of Musial

    by  • March 12, 2013

    The so-called “Stan Span” is almost a reality. Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri says that the Senate has unanimously passed a bill to name a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge in honor of the St. Louis Cardinals great. The measure now goes to the U.S....

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