• Former Illinois congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

    by  • February 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – A Zimbabwean immigration official says former U.S. Congressman Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in the African country. The official, Ario Mabika, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Reynolds is being investigated. The state-controlled The Herald newspaper reported Tuesday that Reynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating...

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    YSU president Dunn named to replace Poshard at SIU

    by  • February 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Southern Illinois University system is about to get a new president. The university’s board of trustees announced this afternoon that Randy J. Dunn, who served seven months as Youngstown State University president in Ohio, is reportedly leaving to become president of Southern Illinois University at an annual salary of $430,000. Dunn will replace...

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    Missing teens have been found

    by  • February 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois State Police is reporting 14-year-old Amanda R. Reynolds of Carterville, Illinois, and 17-year-old Trevor T. Villalpando of Mascoutah, Illinois have been found. Reynolds was reported missing by her family on February 13, 2014, and was believed to be in the company of Villalpando who was reported missing on February 12, 2014. Both...

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    Gubernatorial candidates discuss road fund disparity

    by  • February 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Does downstate Illinois get too big of a share of the state’s road fund? The republican candidates for governor don’t think so. Legislators from Chicago and its suburbs have complained that less populated parts of the state receive a disproportionate amount of transportation revenues. Currently, funds are divided in a 55/45 split, with the...

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