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Willow Long's body was discovered near her Illinois hometown in September days after hundreds of volunteers scoured the area searching for the missing 7 year old.

Willow Long’s Mom Pleads Guilty to Obstruction

The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

01/29/2014

Willow Long's body was discovered near her Illinois hometown in September days after hundreds of volunteers scoured the area searching for the missing 7 year old.

Ill. Mother Charged in Daughter’s Death

Willow Long’s mother, Ciara DeRyke, was arrested Monday in Effingham. She’s charged with obstruction related to the investigation of her daughter’s September slaying.

12/10/2013

The Effingham County State's Attorney's Office will file First Degree Murder charges against Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Illinois on Wednesday.

Uncle of Willow Long Faces Murder Charges

Authorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.

09/10/2013

Santorum

Santorum Plans Weekend Stops In Chesterfield, Wildwood, Southern Illinois

Campaign plans a series of rallies, meet-&-greets.

03/15/2012

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Heroin Overdose Death Results in Life Sentence

Federal prosecutor calls the convicted man a “cold blooded murderer.”

08/25/2011

Gary Schmitt (Provided photo)

Troy, Ill. Man Jailed Without Bail in Effingham

Triad School Board member faces murder and other charges in separate attacks.

01/23/2011

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