• Carterville woman sentenced on child porn charges

    by  • April 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 45-year-old Carterville woman will be spending five years behind bars on child pornography charges. Monique Leonard pleaded guilty Monday in Williamson County court on child porn charges. According to Jimmy Dean with the Williamson County State’s Attorney’ s office. Leonard’s sentences will run concurrently. Leonard was charged in February 2011 with three counts...

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    ISP completes investigation into CPD officer

    by  • April 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    According to the City of Centralia’s new police chief, an investigation into one of his department’s officers has been handed over to the state’s attorney’s office. Police Chief Doug Krutsinger confirmed Tuesday that he had requested the Illinois State Police investigate an alleged incident involving one of his off duty officers. He says the...

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    School funding reform moves through Senate committee

    by  • April 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illinois legislature. The legislation is sponsored by democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill. It would streamline the state’s school funding formula by requiring districts to demonstrate need before receiving money. The...

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