• Ex-state legislator faces more child porn charges

    by  • May 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Friday that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment this week charging Keith Farnham of Elgin with possession, receiving and transporting child pornography. Initially, he was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of possession of child pornography. The 66-year-old has been released on bond...

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    Speaker Madigan wants voters to decide on millionaire surcharge

    by  • May 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) wants to put a referendum before November voters about collecting a 3 percent “surcharge” on income greater than $1 million. Finding insufficient support for a referendum for a constitutional amendment, Madigan is turning to a non-binding question, which he has passed through a committee. “I’m not moving away...

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    Wanted fugitive captured in Alexander County

    by  • May 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Here’s an update to a story we brought you Thursday. Union County authorities say a wanted fugitive has been taken into custody. Union County deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested Brian K. Haymaker around 11 p.m. Thursday at an Alexander County home in McClure. Haymaker, a convicted sex offender, was wanted on a parole violation....

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    IDOT to suspend most road work for holiday

    by  • May 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Memorial Day weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that roadwork will be suspended, where possible, this weekend to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the holiday weekend...

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