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State legislative panel delays decision on fracking rules

CHICAGO — A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

West Frankfort man convicted of burning girlfriend

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge on Tuesday convicted a West Frankfort man of setting his girlfriend on fire.

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Franklin County Farm Bureau News – Ruling on the Waters of the U.S.

Harvest season is one of the busiest times of year for farmers – carrying with it long days and tight deadlines. It can be tempting to bypass basic safety procedures.

How Madigan builds his patronage army

When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.

DCFS under fire about the number of child deaths in state

CHICAGO — Lawmakers questioned Illinois child welfare officials Tuesday about an increase in the number of children reported to have died of neglect or abuse in the state, though agency officials argued the number partly reflected a change in the way neglect cases are counted.

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Obituary – Rebecca Jane Malkovich – Benton

Rebecca Jane Malkovich, 53, died at 3:35 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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FCA Devotion – Sincerity

Who is there in your life who loves sincerely? Your parents? Your teammates? Your best friend? How is sincere love expressed? The Apostle Paul has some ideas in today’s scripture.

Basic handgun training set for September 20

INA, Ill. – The Sept. 13 Basic Handgun Training course has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 20. The class will still meet from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Applied Science Center (ASC), Room 101, on the Ina campus.

Confidence building for 3-0 Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Salukis are 3-0 for the first time since 2007 after a four-touchdown win over SEMO on Saturday. Next up is Purdue, as Southern Illinois takes its high-powered offense to a Big Ten venue.

Coach Lennon football press conference transcript – SIU vs. Purdue

SIU vs. Purdue – Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 11 a.m. Kickoff

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Morthland announces drink, aviation ventures

On the heels of announcing $75 million in building plans and a land donation from the widow of Congressman Ken Gray, Morthland College officials are outlining plans for business ventures they say are designed to support the college.

Classes for kids offered in McLeansboro, Pinckneyville

INA, Ill. – Whether you’re looking for a night out with your child or to get your young one interested in a new hobby, Rend Lake College has the classes for you. This fall, there will be four classes geared toward children, ages 13 and younger, in Pinckneyville and McLeansboro.

Basic Handgun Training course rescheduled for Sept. 20

INA, Ill. – The Sept. 13 Basic Handgun Training course has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 20. The class will still meet from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Applied Science Center (ASC), Room 101, on the Ina campus.

RLC board adopts 2015 budget

The board adopted the final Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which was provided in tentative form at the August board meeting. A public hearing on the budget was held at 6 p.m., prior to the regular board meeting. There were no comments from the public.

Harvest season is busy season for area farmers

Harvest season is one of the busiest times of year for farmers – carrying with it long days and tight deadlines. It can be tempting to bypass basic safety procedures.

Next up for the Salukis – Purdue

“We’re in the process right now of getting ready for that next challenge, and we’ve come off a good three week stretch where I think we’re making progress as a football team. There’s still a pretty good level of improvement that needs to occur.