• Drew Peterson serving time in Menard

    by  • March 1, 2013

    It’s been a week since Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, and already he is seeing the inside of his third prison.  The Illinois Department of Corrections announced yesterday the 59-year old Peterson was transferred to Menard Correctional Center in Chester .  Peterson was incarcerated in...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • March 1, 2013

        2/27/2013 Theft charges Four people were charged Friday in Clinton County Court Friday with felony theft. Zuhdija Omerovic, 19, of ; as well as 30-year-old Joshua M. Cody, of ; and 21-year-old Lonnie S. Williamson Sr., were charged with Class 3 felony theft; wjo;e 51-year-old Terry L. Cristel, was charged with Class...

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    Amid rising violence, IDOC director defends closures and policies

    by  • February 28, 2013

    In response to rising levels of violence and aggression against front-line staff at Illinois Department of Corrections facilities across the state, Senators, Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon), Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) and Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) met this week with IDOC Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez and his top management team to discuss problems in the corrections system. “We...

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    GOP ex-con nominated to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

    by  • February 28, 2013

    Paul McKinley

    Republican voters are suggesting the 2nd Congressional District replace one felon with another after picking ex-convict Paul McKinley as the candidate to run for the seat recently ceded by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. While official results in the GOP special election will not be certified until next month, McKinley had a 23-vote...

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    Pensions take center stage in House

    by  • February 28, 2013

    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is on board with the newest Illinois House pension solution plan. Spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon says the Chicago democrat plans to amend his proposed pension fix with language from a bipartisan House plan announced yesterday. But Cullerton would retain other provisions he says would ensure the plan’s constitutionality. House republican...

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