Tow Boat Sinks in Mississippi River OvernightThe "Maverick" was carrying an estimated 3500 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown amount of lube oil.
Spending Money At MenardMaximum-security prison in southern Illinois getting new roofing for 1920's era cell houses
Nine Metro East Hospitals Receive State GrantsGov. Pat Quinn said, "these investments create hundreds of good construction jobs while helping these hospitals provide better service to the thousands of patients they serve every single day."
Randolph County State's Attorney Will Allow Concealed CarryThe decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn's signature.
Assaults Up At Menard PrisonGuards blame overcrowding and short staffing.
Snow Possible For Christmas NightThe National Weather Service is issuing a "Winter Storm Watch" for the southern and southeastern counties in the St. Louis metro area.
Woman Gets 16 Years for 3 Metro-East RobberiesA judge in East St. Louis has sentenced a 32-year-old woman to 16 years in federal prison for robbing three branches of "The Cash Store."
Fact Check: Quinn's Plan To Move Illinois FacilitiesMost advocates for the disabled back the plan but wonder whether sick or disabled people will get necessary care.
'Creative Bookkeeping' Prevents Illinois LayoffsOfficials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
Report: Southern Illinois Worker's Compensation Awards SkyrocketIllinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as "causation,'' or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
Deal Could Be Near to Keep Seven Illinois State Facilities OpenIf negotiations to keep the facilities open are successful, “the administration should go take those pink slips out of people’s mailboxes before the holidays.”
World War II Ship Docked In Chester, Ill.Today is final day of visit. It's open for tours.

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