• State looks to argue appellate ruling on Murray wards

    by  • July 14, 2014

    MOUNT VERNON — Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is seeking a review of a recent appellate court ruling on the Clinton County case regarding state wards residing at the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. In April the Fifth Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon handed down a loss to the AG when the...

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    Feds raid Madison County home; man arrested for child porn

    by  • July 11, 2014

    ALHAMBRA — Federal authorities raided a home in northeast Madison County on Thursday, and on Friday filed a three-count indictment against a rural Alhambra man on child pornography charges. Robert E. Godsey, 34, was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis with receipt, possession and distribution of visual depictions of minors...

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    Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    by  • July 11, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars. Reps. Fred Crespo, Marty Moylan and Don Moffitt are among those who plan to give the minimum $3,100 bump they’ll see in...

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    Topinka latest politician to tour Murray; Quinn still absent

    by  • July 11, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka toured the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia Thursday, later meeting with Murray parents and local legislators at the Corner Café. Topinka said she was impressed with the center, and the obvious love and care that are given the residents. She noted several times how Murray...

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    IEMA urges Illinoisans to prepare for dangerous heat

    by  • July 11, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard.  Yet many people still don’t take heat dangers seriously. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies will be working to increase awareness of heat safety throughout July, traditionally one of the hottest...

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