• Former Congressman Ken Gray dies

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    BENTON — Former Congressman and well known southern Illinois democrat Ken Gray has died. The 89-year-old Gray passed away a little after 11 p.m. Saturday at Herrin Hospital after battling illness in recent years. Gray was first elected to Congress in 1954. He served a total of 25 years, spanning parts of four decades...

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    GOP lawmakers want to continue investigation despite feds request to halt

    by  • July 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican members of a legislative panel probing Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program say they’ll continue with proceedings next week despite a U.S. Department of Justice request to hold off.  State Rep. Ron Sandack sits on the legislative audit commission. He says he wanted a more formal request instead of a verbal...

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