• Mt. Vernon police report drive-by shooting near school

    by  • October 7, 2014

    MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating shots that were fired Tuesday afternoon near Casey Middle School. Reports indicate that around 11:51 Tuesday morning, shots were fired from a small grey car in the 400 block of 17th Street, just a few blocks south of the school, but police say the...

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    Senator wants quick approval of Narcan nasal spray

    by  • October 6, 2014

    WASHGINTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) wants quick federal approval for a nasal spray that can revive people who overdose on drugs. The drug known as Narcan is currently available as an injector, but Kirk says first responders – firefighters and police officers – aren’t always comfortable sticking someone with a...

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    Attorneys general looking into JPMorgan computer breach

    by  • October 6, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The attorneys general of Illinois and Connecticut will look into a breach of JPMorgan Chase’s computer servers. The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it will investigate the breach and will work with the office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. Jepsen’s office says it has been in touch...

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    Scott AFB to assist in African Ebola operation

    by  • October 6, 2014

    SCOTT AFB (AP)  — The Illinois-based Air Mobility Command has led 10 missions to Africa in support of a multinational operation aiming to contain the spread of Ebola. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Scott Air Base is participating in Operation United Assistance by sending supplies and troops to West African countries. The command has placed...

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