• 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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    Chicago infant shot multiple times in drive-by

    by  • March 11, 2013

    A 6-month-old baby girl is in serious condition after being shot multiple times along with her father Monday afternoon on Chicago’s South Side during a drive-by shooting. Her father, identified as Jonathan Watkins, was changing the baby’s diaper at around 12:48 p.m. when shots were fired, DNAinfo Chicago reported. Reports differed as to the...

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    No injuries, damage reported from small Ill. quake

    by  • March 11, 2013

    Authorities say a small earthquake shook parts of southern Illinois. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.7-magnitude temblor was shortly before 1 a.m. east and northeast of Benton. The closest town appears to be tiny 50-resident Macedonia in Franklin County. That county’s sheriff department says the earthquake doesn’t appear to have caused any injuries...

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    State settles SEC fraud charge regarding pensions

    by  • March 11, 2013

    Illinois is settling a federal securities-fraud charge that it misled investors about the health of its pension system. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has agreed to a cease-and-desist order in the Securities and Exchange Commission case. The SEC said in a news release that Illinois admitted no wrongdoing but has made more complete disclosures since...

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