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MICHIGAN HOMICIDE SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT WEST FRANKFORT

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uthorities in Franklin County saw some action over the weekend when they had the opportunity to help Michigan law enforcement apprehend a homicide suspect.

MISSOURI MAN SENTENCED IN ILLINOIS FOR THEFT OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

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Quentin Jones, 44, of Berkeley, Missouri, was sentenced today on an indictment charging that he committed theft of government funds

RAUNER’S BUDGET CUT PLANS BECOME REALITY FOR SOME STATE AGENCIES AND THEIR BENEFICIARIES

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The consequences of bills of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s emergency Illinois budget cuts are beginning to hit home. That means $300 million for college tuition grants, Medicaid reimbursement, certain medical treatments, domestic violence support and others is no longer available.

California Burglar Sidetracked By Tater Tots

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Police say a would-be burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into.

SPRINGFIELD MYSTERY: WHY ISN’T MICHAEL MADIGAN VOTING?

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Madigan’s historical voting record is all over the map because, in the past, he has tended to vote for all of his Democratic members’ bills unless he has a strong ideological position in opposition, or if he has a conflict of interest.

CLAY COUNTY MAN ABOARD CAPSIZED BOAT IN GULF REGATTA DISASTER

Dauphin Island is highlighted in red at lower left; at upper right on the eastern shore is Fairhope, whose marina hosted the regatta at Dauphin Island this year.

Information coming out of Clay County tonight indicates that one of those on board a capsized boat yesterday in the Dauphin Island Regatta disaster is a man from right here in southern Illinois.

HAS RAUNER LOST DEM TRUST AHEAD OF 2016 ILLINOIS BUDGET TALKS?

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Governor’s “Good Friday Massacre” may have poisoned the well on 2016 Illinois budget.

SUNDAY FUNDAY: BEST BRUNCH IN ILLINOIS OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO

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Chicago is the number one brunch city in the U.S., and the Chicago Tribune reports that Google Trends data shows Illinois as a whole is one of the top 10 most friendly brunch states in the country.

Teen Suspended For Bomb-Themed ‘Promposal’ Calls Punishment ‘Racist’

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A Washington state high school student was suspended this week for wearing a fake bomb in the cafeteria to help him ask a girl to prom, and he believes the punishment he received was unjust.

A PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDE TO THE ILLINOIS PENSION CRISIS

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The Illinois pension crisis has created its own language: unfunded liability, defined benefit, tier 1, tier 2, annually compounded COLA and on and on. It’s hard to blame people who, though they know it’s the most important issue in state government, get lost in the static and tune out.

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