• Two arrested, one hospitalized in mobile meth lab fire

    by  • October 14, 2014

    MURPHYSBORO — Two people were arrested and another taken to the hospital Tuesday after a meth lab in a car reportedly caught fire. According to Murphysboro police, they responded to a car fire around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on 20th Street in Murphysboro. Three people were reportedly in the car, with two being arrested and...

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    Monday tornadoes confirmed near Freeburg, New Baden, Moweaqua

    by  • October 14, 2014

    FREEBURG, Ill. (AP) – The National Weather Service now says that at least three tornadoes touched down Monday across southwestern and central Illinois. Roofs were damaged, trees were uprooted and power interrupted but no serious injuries were reported. Meteorologist Fred Glass said Tuesday that two tornadoes in southwest Illinois were classified as EF1s. That...

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    Vote on fracking rules delayed until November

    by  • October 14, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has the last word on whether the rules for hydraulic...

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