• Trial set for Chicago man charged with threats to SIU-C

    by  • December 9, 2014

    BENTON (AP) — A federal trial is scheduled for early next year for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus. A federal judge in Benton slated 21-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns’ trial to begin Feb. 2. Burns remains jailed on felony charges related...

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    School closes as 25 percent of students out with flu

    by  • December 9, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school has been closed until Thursday after a quarter of the school’s 730  students were absent Monday because they were sick with the flu. Eighteen teachers and staff members at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park were also out sick Monday and principal Deborah Tracy says that...

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    Quinn appointsate former campaign manager to lead state agency

    by  • December 9, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The governor-elect isn’t getting his wish regarding appointments by the outgoing governor. Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner had asked for a freeze on hiring and appointments so that the administration of Gov. Pat Quinn didn’t move its allies into positions at state agencies before Quinn leaves office. It appears that’s exactly what’s happening,...

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