• McLeansboro man sentenced for child porn

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    MCLEANSBORO — A Hamilton County man has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Brandon S. Skelton, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession of child pornography. Skelton was already in jail for retail theft when prosecutors filed the new charges in early February. McLeansboro police...

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    EPA estimates 21 years left for state landfills

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s municipal landfills have a combined life expectancy of 21 years. The agency released its annual report on landfill capacity on Wednesday, based on 2013 statistics. It says 42 landfills reported receiving more than 45 million cubic yards of waste and had more than...

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    Interstate road construction will lead to area delays

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    MOUNT VERNON — The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstates 57 and 64 in the Mt. Vernon area of the North I-57/I-64 Interchange Construction Project beginning starting Monday. The contractor will be engaged in patching operations followed by placement of asphalt pavement. Lane reductions will be utilized to perform...

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