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Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) speaks outside Scott Air Force Base on March 21, 2014 (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Saving Scott Air Force Base

Some Illinois members of Congress met Friday with the USAF chief of staff

03/22/2014

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Dustup Over Military Appeals Judge Delaying Cases

Dozens of military criminal cases have been thrown into limbo because of a legal challenge over whether Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel improperly appointed a judge to the Air Force’s highest court, with attorneys raising questions about the judge’s independence amid increasing pressure over the military’s handling of sexual assault cases.

12/23/2013

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Officer Defends Overturning Sexual-Assault Verdict

The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case says he found the accused officer more believable.

04/10/2013

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Scott AFB Civilian Workers To Get Furlough Notices

Those exempted from the furloughs include firefighters and others who hold jobs are considered essential for safety and security.

03/20/2013

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Millstadt Man, 2 Sons Die While Hiking

Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner says 36-year-old David Decareaux of Millstadt, Ill., and his 8- and 10-year-old sons were found Sunday.

01/14/2013

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Air National Guard, Active Duty and Civilian Jobs in Jeopardy

“This is not the way the Missouri National Guard or airmen in the Air Force should be treated, and it is not the way that our national security should be handled.”

03/07/2012

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TIAM Weekend: Play Benefits USO & Sidewinder

It’s a local play benefiting the USO, and a wildly popular Air Force band is disbanding because of budget cuts.

11/13/2011

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Fighter Jets, Politicans and Jobs

State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon now apparently are at odds over the production of military fighter jets.

10/10/2011

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Famous Illinois Cold Case Killing

Maria Ridulph was abducted in December 1957. Her case made national headlines, with President Eisenhower and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover requesting daily updates on the massive search for her.

09/12/2011

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Illinois Foster-Care Dispute A Matter Of Law, Faith

“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.

09/12/2011

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