• Carlyle PD looks for info on rail cart theft

    by  • June 2, 2014

    The Carlyle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information on two male subjects who took a yellow railroad utility cart from the CSX Railroad on May 26, pushing it down the tracks. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlyle Police Department at 618-594-2488 or Clinton County Crimestoppers at...

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    Audit finds DHS “did lousy job” of closing facilities

    by  • May 30, 2014

    A state audit that found $12.3 in Medicaid benefits were paid to dead people, has also found Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration left behind tractors, a forklift, computers, and confidential patient and employee records when it closed three Department of Human Services facilities. “They just did a lousy job of doing an organized closure of...

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    House votes to fund part of state employee back pay

    by  • May 29, 2014

    Thousands of state workers could see a long-awaited bump in their paychecks in July. In action Wednesday, the Illinois House approved spending $50 million to try and chip away at what has become the state’s oldest unpaid bill. The money, which is part of a larger package of budget-related legislation being debated at the...

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    Federal bribery trial begins for Ill. state rep.

    by  • May 29, 2014

    Opening statements are expected in the federal bribery trial of an Illinois lawmaker accused of accepting a $7,000 bribe from a day care center seeking a state grant. Initial statements Thursday come a day after 12 jurors were selected to hear state Rep. Derrick Smith’s case. Prosecutors are expected to say Smith confessed immediately...

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    Woman sentenced in case linked to teen sister’s murder

    by  • May 29, 2014

    A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for a home invasion count linked to the 2010 death of her teenage half-sister. Dakota Wall pleaded guilty in April after Perry County prosecutors dropped murder, kidnapping and burglary charges. She was sentenced Wednesday. Wall was among several people charged after the...

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