• Newly sworn lawmakers still face pension crisis

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The 97th Illinois general assembly ended its lame-duck session Tuesday night without lawmakers passing public-employee pension reform, after the House of Representatives adjourned. Governor Pat Quinn said  this morning that the lack of action on the pension crisis could result in the state’s credit rating being downgraded as early as today. Members of the...

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    Youth turkey hunt applications available

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Those interested in this spring’s youth turkey hunt can begin obtaining a license to participate. The Illinois Recreational Access Program is accepting applications for more than 100 private land hunting sites in 22 counties throughout Illinois. Eligible hunters must be under age 16 and have passed a hunter safety course.  They must obtain an...

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    Texico man charged with child sex assault

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 69-year old Texico man, has been charged in Jefferson County Court this morning with three Class X counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and three counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a family member under the age of 18. Ray I. Delatore was arrested by...

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    Bluford man charged with battering pregnant woman

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 31-year old Bluford man is free on $1,500 bond after being charged in Jefferson County Court yesterday with felony aggravated battery to a pregnant woman, felony damage to property and misdemeanor domestic battery. On Monday Steven M. Woodcock allegedly struck Carissa Johnston, also of Bluford, who is pregnant.  He also allegedly dented a...

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    General Assembly ends session without pension reform

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Thee 97th Illinois General Assembly ended Tuesday without approving pension reform, when the House adjourned its lame duck session sine die, meaning without scheduling another day.  Newly elected legislators will be sworn in Wednesday, marking the start of th 98th General Assembly and hopefully a path toward bridging the state’s $96 billion pension liability....

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    Two charged with meth crimes in Clinton County

    by  • January 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Wamac police have arrested two individuals for methamphetamine related crimes. Arrested was 29-year-old Nicole J Evilsizer, also known as Nicole Short. She has been formally charged this morning in Clinton County Court with two counts possession of less than 15 grams of meth precursors and two counts possession of meth manufacturing materials. Also arrested...

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