• Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

    by  • July 14, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Rutherford’s office kept a list of applicants and the name of the person who referred them. Among those who referred interns were House Speaker Michael Madigan and...

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    New law designed to help dyslexic students

    by  • July 14, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A new state law aims to help Illinois students with dyslexia. The law entitles dyslexic students to special education services. It also creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure on Saturday. The law...

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    Former Congressman Ken Gray dies

    by  • July 14, 2014

    BENTON — Former Congressman and well known southern Illinois democrat Ken Gray has died. The 89-year-old Gray passed away a little after 11 p.m. Saturday at Herrin Hospital after battling illness in recent years. Gray was first elected to Congress in 1954. He served a total of 25 years, spanning parts of four decades...

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    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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