• Coloring contest winner announced

    by  • February 14, 2013

    Color Contest Winner-1

    In cooperation with Executive Business Products, Rod Snow Real Estate and Family Video, Withers Broadcasting is pleased to announce local Pre-K student Ryleigh is the winner of our recent coloring contest. Ryleigh has won a basket full of goodies from Family Video and X95.3 FM! Keep tuned in for more contests and gifts from...

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    Crundwell taken into custody; nearly 20 year sentence

    by  • February 14, 2013

    FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell leaves a courtroom in Dixon with her attorney Paul Gaziano, left, after making her first appearance in the northern Illinois city to face charges she siphoned millions of dollars in public funds into a secret bank account. Crundwell was sentenced today to 19 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $53 million from the town of Dixon. (AP Photo/Sauk Valley Media, Alex T. Paschal, File)

    (AP) — U.S. Marshals immediately took former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell into custody after she was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for stealing more than $53 million from the city. The judge sentenced Crundwell on Thursday morning and wished her luck. Then a U.S. Marshal standing behind Crundwell in Rockford federal court...

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    Mining accident kills one in Perry County

    by  • February 14, 2013

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    According to the Perry County Coroner Paul Searby, a  Royalton man was killed Wednesday night in an underground mining accident at the Prairie Eagle Mine in Cutler. Searby pronounced 28-year-old Timothy K. Chamness dead at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday at the mine. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. The mine is located at 7290...

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    Coalition continues fight to save Murray

    by  • February 13, 2013

    Jeanne Gustafson (LEFT) speaks with Murray Parents Association member Karen Kelly following a Murray Coalition meeting.

    Despite disappointment that Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) was unable to tour the Warren G. Murray Center Wednesday in Centralia, legislators and other coalition members met with the media at Centralia City Hall to discuss progress being made in the attempt to stop the center’s closure. “We had hoped Representative Flowers would have been here,...

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    Ten arrested at protest of Patriot bankruptcy case

    by  • February 13, 2013

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    (AP) — Ten people have been arrested in St. Louis during a protest of bankruptcy proceedings that they say jeopardizes pension and health care benefits for some 20,000 retirees and dependents. The United Mine Workers of America led the protest today outside of the St. Louis headquarters of Peabody Energy, one of the nation’s...

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    After return, Kirk pushes bipartisanship in Senate

    by  • February 13, 2013

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

    (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says returning to the Senate after suffering a life-threatening stroke has been one of the greatest honors of his life — and one he doesn’t want to squander by bickering over partisan issues. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Illinois Republican described his return to the...

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