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Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband’s murder

Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband’s murder

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that 55-year-old Carmen Stonemark of DeSoto pleaded guilty to solicitation…Read More »

Consulting firm to evaluate Chicago casino feasibility

Consulting firm to evaluate Chicago casino feasibility

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago. The Gaming Board announced last week that it had selected Union Gaming Analytics of Las Vegas. The study is required by the gambling expansion law Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law last month .…Read More »

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Patoka Trap  Team Competes At USA HS Nationals

Patoka Trap Team Competes At USA HS Nationals

The Patoka High School Trap Team competed at the USA High School National Championship this past weekend.  3 of the 16 member team traveled to Mason, Michigan to compete alongside 1800 other high school shooters from all over the country. Braden Torbeck 94 advancing to the finals on Sunday.  He shot against 400 shooters, scoring…

Gaetti Sports Academy Ground Breaking on Thursday, July 18th at 10 a.m.

Gaetti Sports Academy Ground Breaking on Thursday, July 18th at 10 a.m.

The Gaetti Sports Academy will host a groundbreaking ceremony at ten Thursday morning at the location of its new building on the grounds of the old Meadow Woods Country Club at 1750 Tee Lane in Centralia. Gary Gaetti, a Centralia native, has been working with his development partners, Meadow Woods Holdings, to design a premier…

14u Fuzion 2nd At Centralia Summer Slam

14u Fuzion 2nd At Centralia Summer Slam

14U Fuzion takes 2nd place in the Centralia Summer Slam. This group of girls played excellent ball,going 5-1. We fell short in the championship game…down 7-0 in the second inning and came back to a 10-7  loss as time expired.