• UPDATE: Body found on I-57

    by  • April 12, 2013

    The body of an unidentified individual has been found along Interstate 57 in Union County, officials tell local media. It was discovered at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, near mile marker 38, in the southbound driving lane between exits 40 and 36. The Union County Coroner has not yet released the name of the victim,...

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    Woman sought in Benton bank robbery

    by  • April 12, 2013

    Police are looking for a white female in connection to a bank robbery a short time ago in Benton. The suspect is described as white female, approximately 40-years-old, 5-feet 8-inches tall wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a red soft lunch box. No weapon was displayed but a bomb was inferred in the lunch...

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    MPA President has chance encounter with Governor

    by  • April 11, 2013

    In a surprise turn of events Thursday, Murray Parents Association President Rita Winkeler finally had the opportunity to meet with Gov. Pat Quinn, when the MPA was in Springfield for budget hearings. Winkeler encountered the Governor as he was stepping down from a podium where he had been speaking at a gun control rally....

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    Storm cleanup underway

    by  • April 11, 2013

    The cleanup is under way in portions of Southern Illinois raked by severe weather. Nearly 3,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity. The National Weather Service says there are no immediate reports of serious injuries related to Wednesday night’s storm, which dropped golf ball-sized hail in some places and packed winds of up...

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    Patoka woman sentenced to prison on meth charges

    by  • April 11, 2013

    A 37-year-old Patoka woman was given 7-days furlough this week to get her affairs in order before she has to report for transport to begin serving a 3-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Trina M. Organ was sentenced this week to 3-years in IDOC, after she pleaded guilty to a 2013 charge...

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    KC to showcase play written by student

    by  • April 11, 2013

    The Kaskaskia College Theater Guild will perform “Through the Ages,” a play written by KC student Zach McGeehon of Centralia. The play tells the story of students who fall into a fairy tale book and encounter the Mad Hatter, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and Little Red Riding Hood, among others, as the students...

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