• KC graduates 46 GED students

    by  • June 13, 2014

    Kaskaskia College recently held a GED graduation ceremony in the Lifelong Learning Center at the main campus in Centralia. The college reports 46 GED students obtained their equivalency degrees during the ceremony. Students Brittany Conrad, Ethan Hanabarger, Ninrrod Serrano Prieto, Debbie Stuehlmeyer and Kenneth turner were all named to the National Adult Education Honor...

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    Crimestoppers looks for tips in Mt. Vernon robbery

    by  • June 13, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Jefferson County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help solving an attempted robbery that took place around 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the parking lot of the Mt. Vernon K-Mart store. According to police reports, the suspect is a black male, approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing around 150 pounds. He...

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    Damiansville man formally charged in fatal hit-and-run

    by  • June 13, 2014

    CARLYLE — Clinton County State’s Attorney John Hudspeth has filed formal charges this afternoon against a 25-year-old Damiansville man accused in the fatal hit-and-run Sunday that took the life of a 23-year-old Edwardsville woman. Jonathon William Nast has been charged with Class 1 felony failure to report an accident resulting in death and Class...

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    Carterville band director arrested for illicit photos of child

    by  • June 12, 2014

    CARBONDALE — A 40-year-old Carterville High School band director has been arrested on charges of taking illicit pictures of a young girl. Michael Todd Norrington, of Carterville, is accused of taking several photographs “under or through the clothing” of a 14-year-old child. Norrington is the Carterville High School band director. He was arrested Wednesday,...

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    Check community finances on new website

    by  • June 12, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka’s office has created a website that will not only allow you to check on the finances of your community, but to compare them with those of other communities. The warehouse, at warehouse.illinoiscomptroller.com, is a portal to local government finances. Each year, the comptroller’s office collects more than...

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    Lawsuit adds claims against Rutherford

    by  • June 12, 2014

    CHICAGO — Allegations in a federal lawsuit that crippled the gubernatorial campaign of Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford intensified on Thursday as an ex-worker broadened his claims to include the Mitt Romney for President campaign. The sexual harassment and political intimidation lawsuit filed by Ed Michalowski, also contends that Rutherford maintained a “clout list” of...

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