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Opening Arguments in Lee Retrial Set for Monday
The jury is set in the retrial of a Jackson County man, accused in a May 2013 shooting at a Benton business.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
School Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
In Jackson County, a shooting suspect is pleading not guilty. 19-year-old Omari Tinsley entered the plea in court yesterday to multiple charges, including one count of attempted murder.
3 more counties to issue gay-marriage licenses now
While many Illinois counties are waiting until the state's new same-sex marriage becomes law in June and others are waiting for legal advice, the list of counties that will start issuing the licenses immediately is growing.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Help Grand Tower Levee
On Tuesday, the State Senate approved a bill that would let Jackson County sell bonds to pay for repairs.The bill would allow up to $1.7 million in bonding authority.
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Ill. Senate advances levee-improvement measure
An Illinois legislative measure in support of a southern Illinois county's efforts to fix a worrisome Mississippi River levee is advancing.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Jackson County Digs Out From Snow
While many schools and businesses were closed, not everyone got to take a snow day.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Alderman Found Fit To Stand Trial
A judge in Jackson County says a Murphysboro alderman is fit to stand trial for kidnapping, sexual abuse and then trying to escape from prison.
Lincoln Daily News
Oh, and happy anniversary
Well, everyone was caught quite by surprise when during last week's Logan County Board meeting, legislative chair Jan Schumacher said that it is ours.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press
Illinois' senior U.S. senator and Chicago's mayor are lauding as revolutionary a $320-million White House initiative under which they say Chicago and Detroit will boost manufacturing innovation.
Coroner: SIU student likely died of hypothermia
CARBONDALE – A coroner says an autopsy shows that a Southern Illinois University student found dead in a wooded area near the Carbondale school likely died of exposure to the cold.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Autopsy: Varughese Died Of Hypothermia
The Jackson County Coroner says a preliminary autopsy on a dead SIU student shows he died of hypothermia.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
The Miami Herald
Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Dillard, Oberweis and Grogan win Jackson County GOP straw poll
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Woman Found Dead After Apparent Car Accident
In Jackson County, a woman is dead after a car accident. The Sheriff's Office says they were informed 68-year-old Caroline Wylie of Chester was missing on February 11 and was last known to be driving from Carbondale and Chester.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Bill to Ease Rules for Homemade Bakers
The story of the 11-year-old girl from Troy has sparked a debate about health codes for home kitchens.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Grand Tower Faces More Levee Costs
Spring flood season is not far away and Grand Tower finds itself in a desperate situation that's only getting worse.
Sat Feb 08, 2014
Second Suspect Arrested For Carbondale Bank Robbery
In Jackson County, a second suspect is in custody for the robbery of an SIU Credit Union branch.