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More Hearings to be Scheduled for Shredding Case

The city is asking the court to force Christian to turn over his records;

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Guilty Plea in 2010 Murder of Mother, Daughter

A guilty plea Thursday resulted in in a 46-year prison sentence

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Still No 24-Hour Casinos

Around-the-clock gambling will not be allowed at Illinois casinos

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Ready … Set … Inaction

Lawmakers cancel today’s session

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Lawmakers Again Hear about Gambling Expansion

Refresh arguments for and against

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Indoor Pot Operation Taken Down

Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT) raided a home in the 400 block of West Canedy Street

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Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Have Their Say

In the first two days of the fall veto session, there have been two rallies and two points of view – and no vote.

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Ameren Illinois Predicts Lower Natural Gas Prices

The average price for a therm of natural gas will drop between 3.5 and 7 percent this winter.

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DeRyke’s Trial Likely to Start Next Year

The trial of an Effingham area man charged with killing his niece probably won’t start until next year.

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Ambulance, SUV Collide at Clear Lake & Dirksen

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An ambulance heading south on Dirksen Parkway collided with an SUV late Friday afternoon, shutting down the intersection at Clear Lake for some time.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.