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Police Beat for Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Police Beat for Saturday, January 25th, 2020

A 37-year-old Centralia man is being held in the Marion County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  John Lundgreen of Bicknell Street was arrested early Saturday morning by State Police. 41-year-old William Snell Junior of Wheatland, Wyoming was being held Saturday for driving under the influence of drugs.  He was arrested…Read More »

If the $6.5M hat isn’t Lincoln’s, why not ask for a refund?

If the $6.5M hat isn’t Lincoln’s, why not ask for a refund?

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With a gleaming new museum to Abraham Lincoln open, organizers seeking to populate it with relics of the late president paid $6.5 million for the most symbolic, one of Lincoln’s stovepipe hats. But a dozen years later, there’s still no concrete evidence the hat ever belonged to the Great Emancipator. It…Read More »

Marijuana stolen from an “amnesty box” at Chicago airport

Marijuana stolen from an “amnesty box” at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Chicago have learned a traveler’s unwanted marijuana is someone else’s illegally obtained treasure. Chicago police say weed was stolen this week from a box placed at Midway International Airport for travelers who dispose of their marijuana before they board a plane. The “marijuana amnesty boxes” were placed at Midway and…Read More »

Arrests made in central Illlinois triple homicide

Arrests made in central Illlinois triple homicide

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois say they have arrested three teenagers in the slayings of three people in their 60s whose bodies were found this week inside a residence in the community of Danville. Eighteen-year-old Cloanger T.M. Robinson Jr. and a 16-year-old boy whose name hasn’t been released have been charged with…Read More »

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Dosunmu’s shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Dosunmu’s shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Ayo Dosunmu hit a contested jumper from the free-throw line with 0.5 seconds remaining to give No. 21 Illinois a 64-62 victory over Michigan. The Illini moved into sole possession of the first place in the Big Ten for the moment, and they extended their winning streak to six with a hard-fought victory over the…