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SIU to host one of three additional IDNR fracking hearings

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three additional public hearings on its proposed regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling after it originally scheduled only two public hearings with the first of those to be held Nov. 26 in Chicago and the second to be held Dec. 3 …

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Charges filed against De Soto woman in Ferne Clyffe incident

Joyce M. Gibbs, 46, of De Soto, was charged with disorderly conduct in Johnson County Tuesday morning for her report that kept the residents of Goreville on edge over an erroneous claim of an armed and dangerous man on the loose at Ferne Clyffe State Park in early October. Gibbs’ preliminary …

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Jury returns Grant to Big Muddy

A trial case for Buncombe native James E. Grant came to a close Thursday, July 18 with the jury deliberating for approximately 90 minutes before declaring that Grant remained a sexually dangerous person. According to court documents, Grant was declared a sexually dangerous person on April 16, 2002, and was …

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Protestors seek audience with Quinn over fracking

Saline County resident Dayna Conner, from Stonefort, is not alone in her desire to have an audience with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of proposed hydraulic fracturing in southern Illinois. Conner and two others began a sit-in at Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday morning, returning Wednesday as they sought an …

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Walker Home Supply building in Goreville brought down

The Walker Home Supply building was demolished today to make way for a new Family Dollar parking lot and business, which is slated for construction later this fall.  Dozens of people were out on Broadway watching the demolition and many said they were “sad” to see it go. Vernon Bell, a …

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