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Woman Accused of Attacking McDonald's Manager
Monday, November 24, 2014 6:35 AM
A woman is accused of attacking a manager at a McDonald's restaurant in Murphysboro, IL. WSIL-TV reports that 30-year-old Jami Boyer of Murphysboro is charged with battery in connection with the reported confrontation about 10 p.m. Friday. Employees of the restaurant told police that during a dispute with an employee, Boyer allegedly threw her beverage to the ground and threw her food back ...
Wind Advisory Today; Cave-In-Rock Ferry Closed
Monday, November 24, 2014 5:36 AM
A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 pm this evening. West winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph. Gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range will be commonplace...with isolated higher gusts to 45 mph possible. Vehicular traffic will be impacted...especially high profile vehicles. Outdoor activities will likewise be impacted, including hazardous lake conditions. Any loose outdoor items should be secured ...
Legislators Weigh In on IL Pension Ruling
Friday, November 21, 2014 2:47 PM
Legislative leaders are hoping for more clarity in the wake of a judge's decision to strike down Illinois' pension overhaul as unconstitutional. Labor unions and retirees sued over the overhaul Gov. Pat Quinn signed last year. The law reduces benefits for retirees, but also reduces employee contributions. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says the ruling was expected. He's urging both ...
Honeywell to Shut Down in January for Maintenance
Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:35 PM
Honeywell's Metropolis facility will shut down early next year for scheduled maintenance work. Plant Manager Jim Pritchett informed employees Thursday about plans for a maintenance shutdown during the first quarter of 2015. In a company memo, Pritchett says production will be stopped for about 90 days, beginning in early January. Here is the memo in its entirety: Dear Colleague: In ...
Prosecutor: No Charges in Marion Woman's Gun Death
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:34 AM
A special prosecutor says there's not enough evidence to pursue charges in the case of a 21-year-old southern Illinois woman whose body was found in 2012 in the apartment of a police dispatcher she'd dated. The Illinois special prosecutor's office says in a report released Wednesday the case involving Molly Young will remain open, and that that office empathizes with the Marion woman's ...
Paducah Man in Custody after Police Chase
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:24 PM
A Paducah man faces a litany of charges after a Wednesday morning high-speed police chase that crossed state lines. At around 8:00 am Wednesday, law enforcement agencies from both Kentucky and Illinois were involved in a vehicle pursuit stemming from a McCracken County domestic assault. Deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a reported domestic ...
Judge Hears Arguments Over Fracking Injunction
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:56 AM
A southern Illinois judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect. A group of landowners filed a lawsuit last week, claiming the Department of Natural Resources violated several procedures as it wrote rules to implement a state law regulating hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking. Among the allegations is ...
Dunn to be SIU's Interim Chancellor Too
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:28 AM
Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn says he also will serve as the Carbondale campus' interim chancellor after the unexpected death of interim chancellor Paul Sarvela. Sarvela died Nov. 9 while battling cancer. WSIU radio reports that Dunn made the announcement Tuesday in an email. Dunn says he met with SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas. Thomas told Dunn the board wants ...
Judge to Consider Request for Fracking Injunction
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:51 AM
A southern Illinois judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by landowners to stop high-volume oil and gas drilling in the state. Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder on Tuesday will consider residents' request for a preliminary injunction to halt implementation of new state rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." The lawsuit claims the Department of Natural Resources ...
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