• Hundreds of layoffs coming to Scott AFB

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    SCOTT AFB — One of the area’s biggest employers is cutting nearly 300 positions. Thousands of jobs will be cut across the entire U.S. Air Force; 292 of those positions will be cut from Scott Air Force Base. A spokesperson for the Air Force says the cuts are a mixture of military and civilian...

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    Flora man sentenced on federal gun charge

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    BENTON — A 67-year-old Clay County man has been sentenced in federal court to 2-years in prison a federal gun charge. Leroy O’Ryan, of Flora, previously pleaded guilty to a one count federal indictment. That indictment charged on August 12, 2013, O’Ryan, who had a previous felony conviction for aggravated battery, knowingly possessed a...

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    Mt. Vernon man indicted on federal meth charges

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    BENTON — A federal grand jury seated in Benton has indicted a 30-year-old Mt. Vernon man on multiple methamphetamine related charges. Robert A. Tate has been indicted on two counts; the first alleges that from February 2013, until on or about June 2014, in Jefferson County, Tate knowingly conspired to manufacture meth. Count 2...

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    Rauner: Not involved with developmental facilities facing suits

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is responding to claims that a long-term care company tied to his former private equity firm faced claims of resident mistreatment. The venture capitalist’s firm launched American Habilitation Services as a for-profit company in 1996. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports allegations against American Habilitation...

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    Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

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    CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Rutherford’s office kept a list of applicants and the name of the person who referred them. Among those who referred interns were House Speaker Michael Madigan and...

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    New law designed to help dyslexic students

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    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A new state law aims to help Illinois students with dyslexia. The law entitles dyslexic students to special education services. It also creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure on Saturday. The law...

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