• GOP candidates accuse one another of using clout for family, friends

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Two republican candidates for governor are accusing one another of using their influence to get family and friends into certain schools. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is bashing Bruce Rauner over a report in the Chicago Sun-Times that Rauner got his daughter’s rejection to Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago overturned, and later donated...

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    Body of woman found off Hwy 51 near Makanda

    by  • January 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating after the body of a 40-year-old woman was found near the side of Potter’s Road just south of Carbondale and near Makanda. Detective Mike O’Leary with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says a passerby saw the body while driving on U.S. Hwy 51...

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    Amtrak train derails in Wood River

    by  • January 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter was on standby today and ready to assist if necessary, after a train derailment near Wood River. Amtrak has confirmed a train headed northbound to Chicago has derailed. One wheel left the racks near Rudder Street in Wood River around 9:00am Thursday. There were 106 passengers on...

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