• Winter storm tackles bi-state region

    by  • February 21, 2013

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    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency across his state due to a winter storm that has now moved its way into Illinois. A mixture of snow, sleet, and ice has hit the bi-state region, and some areas are projected to get more than 10 inches of snow. The storm creeping...

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    Rend Lake Polar Plunge to help Special Olymics

    by  • February 21, 2013

    Dana Communications and Withers Broadcasting have teamed up with Illinois law enforcement for the 2013 Polar Plunge at Rend Lake, to benefit Special Olympics of Illinois. A pre-registration party will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. nest Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Morello’s along Poplar Street in Harrisburg, with assorted appetizers being served. The...

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    Raises for one union, but not the other

    by  • February 21, 2013

    While union negotiators continue to work with Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration to reach agreements on contracts, one union has received raises, while another has not, which is adding to the already elevated tensions between Quinn and he state’s largest employee union. According to Quinn’s administration, approximately 1,500 unionized workers at the Illinois Department of...

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    Two officers, suspect shot in St. Louis

    by  • February 21, 2013

    (AP) — Two St. Louis police officers are hospitalized after they were shot while responding to a call. The shooting happened late Wednesday in the Baden neighborhood. Police spokesman David Marzullo says a male officer was shot in the leg and a female officer in the foot. Police Chief Sam Dotson says the officers...

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    Luechtefeld constitutional amendment to ‘clip’ lame-duck wings

    by  • February 21, 2013

    State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) is targeting the General Assembly’s ability to impose tax increases or make drastic policy changes during post-election, lame-duck sessions. “Just two short years ago, the lame-duck legislative session produced a historic 67 percent, personal income tax increase. That same tax increase imposed on business has driven jobs out of...

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    Suspect not found following car chase

    by  • February 21, 2013

    There was a car chase Tuesday night in Mount Vernon that resulted in the vehicle being found abandoned in the Centralia area.  According to the Mount Vernon Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports, the MVPD attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop about 11:15 p.m., on a vehicle due to the light over...

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