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File photo of the Mississippi river. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Tow Boat Sinks in Mississippi River Overnight

The “Maverick” was carrying an estimated 3500 gallons of diesel fuel and an unknown amount of lube oil.

09/18/2014

Menard Correctional Center

Spending Money At Menard

Maximum-security prison in southern Illinois getting new roofing for 1920′s era cell houses

12/20/2013

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Nine Metro East Hospitals Receive State Grants

Gov. 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.”

08/08/2013

Concealed Carry 1a, Getty Images, photo by Shelly Katz

Randolph County State’s Attorney Will Allow Concealed Carry

The 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.

06/12/2013

Menard Correctional Center

Assaults Up At Menard Prison

Guards blame overcrowding and short staffing.

06/02/2013

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Snow Possible For Christmas Night

The National Weather Service is issuing a “Winter Storm Watch” for the southern and southeastern counties in the St. Louis metro area.

12/24/2012

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Woman Gets 16 Years for 3 Metro-East Robberies

A 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.”

10/26/2012

Photo: Frank Polich/Getty Images

Fact Check: Quinn’s Plan To Move Illinois Facilities

Most advocates for the disabled back the plan but wonder whether sick or disabled people will get necessary care.

01/23/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

‘Creative Bookkeeping’ Prevents Illinois Layoffs

Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.

12/05/2011

menard

Report: Southern Illinois Worker’s Compensation Awards Skyrocket

Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.

12/05/2011

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