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Illinois Appeals Judge’s Restraining Order on Gun Ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has asked a state appellate court to dismiss a temporary restraining order on Illinois’ new ban on semiautomatic weapons. The two-week-old law was adopted in response to a mass shooting at the July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Raoul filed the request

Four Juveniles Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Mt. Vernon Police arrested several juveniles Monday in connection with an increase in weapons violations in the last month. According to police, around 9 a.m. Monday, a detective from the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officer Narcotics Unit observed a 15-year-old male walking in the area of 8th and Casey.

Sen. Bryant Appointed to Legislative Ethics Commission

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) announced Monday that she has been appointed to the bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Ethics Commission by Illinois Senate Minority Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grover). “Unfortunately, the people of Illinois have lost faith in our state government because of multiple incidents of corruption and misconduct by members of our

ISP: Substances Found at Graham CC Not Narcotics or Hazardous

HILLSBORO, Ill. (WRXX) — The Illinois Department of Corrections says the suspicious substance found Wednesday at Graham Correctional Center has been identified as nonhazardous and should not have necessitated the use of Narcan or required hospitalization. Eighteen prison employees were hospitalized and received Narcan after reporting symptoms similar to those of a toxic exposure. However,

Jury Convicts Bush Man of Attempting to Entice a Minor

BENTON – In a U.S. District Court on Wednesday, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict for a man from Bush, Illinois, accused of traveling to entice a minor into sexual activity. Aimen Garro, 38, was convicted of traveling to entice a minor after conversing online and attempting to meet with an alleged 15–year–old girl,

Sen. Bryant Relaunches Valentines for Seniors

MURPHYSBORO – As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is once again launching her “Valentines for Seniors” card drive to help uplift the spirits of long-term care and assisted-living facility residents. “The last few years have been a very difficult time for the residents of long-term care facilities throughout the state of