• SIU-Edwardsville student found dead on campus

    by  • March 15, 2013

    The Madison County coroner says an autopsy on a Southern Illinois University student whose body was found in her housing unit on the Edwardsville campus failed to show why she died. Steve Nonn says the body of Tifani Wilder was found Thursday, after officers responded to a call from the mother of the 24-year-old...

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    Police plan extra St. Patrick’s Day enforcement

    by  • March 15, 2013

    Police across Illinois will be stepping up efforts to catch drunk drivers over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. In a press release Thursday, spokesmen for the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police said hundreds of local law enforcement agencies will be on patrol. They say St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day of celebration...

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    Gun owners file suit against Cook County

    by  • March 15, 2013

    A group of gun shops and gun owners in the Chicago area has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop a new $25 tax on gun purchases in Cook County. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/10VD6wN ) that the suit was filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court. It alleges the tax amounts to...

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    House approves bi-partisan pension overhaul

    by  • March 15, 2013

    A House committee has approved a bi-partisan pension overhaul that requires more employee contributions and floats the issue of shifting pension costs to local school districts. The bill is one of several attempts pending before lawmakers to address the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis. The House Personnel and Pensions Committee approved it 9...

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    Centralia man airlifted after Route 37 accident

    by  • March 15, 2013

    According to Chief Lonnie McDaneld of the Kell Fire Department, a 35-year-old Centralia man was airlifted this morning to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in a one-car accident on Route 37. Reports indicate that just after 1 a.m. this morning, Chris Wethington was traveling on State Route 37...

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    Jefferson County Crimestoppers seeks information

    by  • March 15, 2013

    Jefferson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people involved in a battery and armed robbery that happened in the 1400 block of South 10th Street. The offense reportedly occurred on Friday, March 15, 2013 around 0330 hours, when an individual was jumped while...

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