• High-speed chase leads to arrest in Marion County

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    Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a high-speed chase that started with a Central City pursuit just after 8:30 Monday night on Highway 51 and ended with the arrest of a 27-year-old Odin man. Speeds reportedly reached 90 mph during some points in the pursuit, with the suspect, Travis Lee Finley allegedly tossing...

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    Ethics office says congressman not cooperating

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    The office investigating U.S. Representative Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois republican violated campaign fundraising laws says freshman Congressman Rodney Davis isn’t cooperating with the probe. A report released Wednesday by the Office of Congressional Ethics indicates Davis refused to cooperate. Davis is a republican from Taylorville and in a statement yesterday, he emphasized...

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    Appeals court orders man released

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    As the result of a ruling by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Mt. Vernon, a 63-year-old Carbondale man who has served ten years in prison is free on bond. Henry Fisher of Marion, who owns several rental properties in Carbondale, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault in 2003. That was overturned...

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    Convicted murderer seeks sentence relief

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    Attorneys for convicted murderer George Atchison will be in Clinton County Court today for a status hearing on a petition seeking post conviction relief for their client who was sentenced in 2002 to 40-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the June 2002 murder of 23-year-old Stephanie Fulford in Highland. The now 32-year-old...

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    AFSCME prepares to strike

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    The state’s largest government employee union is letting its members know that a strike may be coming. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has been sending members a memo that outlines steps they can take to help tide them over in the event of the strike. Among the steps emphasized...

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