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Convicted Murderer Back In Custody
(Chicago, IL) -- A convicted murderer is back behind bars, after he was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week. Steven Robbins was arrested late Friday in Kankakee. Robbins was released Wednesday night after drug and gun charges against him were dismissed. He was in the Cook County Jail because of his court date but was supposed to be transferred back to Indiana.
Bill Would Allow Dentists To Provide Vaccinations
(Springfield, IL) -- A measure introduced in the state Senate would allow dentists to give flu shots and other vaccinations. Under provisions of State Senator William Haine of Alton's measure, dentists would first have to complete appropriate training. Dave Marsh of the Illinois State Dental Society says in rural areas where clinics are limited, dentists could serve as a source for vaccines.
Infrastructure Financing Study Suggested For Springfield
(Springfield, IL) -- A proposal is being made by Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe to form a committee to find ways to pay for the city's infrastructure needs. Public Works director Mark Mahoney told aldermen
this week that nearly 87-million dollars should be spent over the next three years to meet the needs of the city's crumbling streets, sidewalks and storm sewers. Jobe says there must be a comprehensive education initiative to explain the city's needs to the public.
Quincy Mail Processing Center Closing
(Quincy, IL) -- The doors are closing today at the mail processing center in Quincy. The Postal Service has confirmed the shutdown of the facility on 48th Street and Wisman Lane, as part of its effort to save money. Mail will now be processed at the Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and Columbia, Missouri locations. Some of the workers at the facility will be reassigned while others will retire.
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