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Federal Judge in Southern Illinois to Retire

63-year-old U.S. District Judge G. Patrick Murphy has told President Barack Obama in writing that he’ll step down on Dec. 1.

01/03/2013

Sheila Simon

Illinois Lt. Governor Weighs In On Guns

“I think what we need to look at is from the point of view of ‘how do we keep ourselves safe,’ and that’s a different answer, depending on where you are in the state.”

12/26/2012

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Man, 34, Gets Reduced Sentence In Park Sex Attack

Keith Recklein was resentenced Wednesday in Madison County in the 2008 attack on the woman at Horseshoe Lake State Park.

11/15/2012

Tornado damage in Harrisburg, Illinois. March 15, 2012 (Getty/Scott Olson)

Monuments Dedicated To Harrisburg Tornado Victims

The monuments to victims of the Feb. 29 tornado were dedicated Thursday outside Harrisburg Medical Center.

11/02/2012

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Charges Dropped Against Man Accused In Son’s Death

Illinois State Police had said Jackson Pruett was taken unresponsive to a Metropolis hospital in April 2010. The toddler died two days later at a St. Louis hospital.

10/30/2012

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Work Progressing On Mississippi River Projects

A contract was awarded last week for a $7.8 million project to construct two earthen berms and a 4,200-foot trench at Cairo, IL.

10/25/2012

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New Billboards Aim To Educate People About Islam

One billboard is on Manchester Road near the Mason Road intersection. The other is located off I-70 and Fifth Street in St. Charles, facing west.

10/08/2012

No Charges to be filed in Cop Shoots Dog Case

A prosecutor says a southern Illinois police officer who shot and killed a man’s dog won’t face charges.

10/03/2012

Withered corn during a drought

Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To Ease

Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.

10/02/2012

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West Frankfort Man Charged in Wreck that Killed Highway Worker on I-64

State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the man was on a sedative, the sleep aid Ambien and an antihistamine at the time of the wreck last May on Interstate 64.

09/17/2012

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