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Lincoln Man Accused Of Threatening President Obama
A Lincoln man allegedly wants to kill President Obama. Louis Kinderman allegedly threatened the President's life on the "Contact Us" link on the White House website last month. His message indicated that he'd make sure no agents got in his way because no one was going to stop him from shooting President Obama. Kinderman allegedly made the threat using a fake name, address, and email address, but Secret Service tracked him down and arrested him in Lincoln. He appeared in court last week and was released on a ten-thousand dollar bond.
Lawmaker Wants Fracking Compromise
State Senator Bill Brady wants to avoid a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. He hopes both opponents and supporters can come to a compromise that will protect the environment and create jobs. Brady met with members of the local anti-fracking group Illinois People's Action last week in an effort to reach a "win-win" deal. Fracking uses water and chemicals to push oil and natural gas out of underground rock formations. Opponents argue the process can contaminate drinking water and cause other environmental problems.
Sixteen Hour Standoff End With One Injured
A 16-hour standoff in Troy ends with one man in the hospital. Police received a call just before 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning about a suicidal man on Woodthrush Street who claimed he was "going out with a bang." The man barricaded himself in the home and talked to police negotiators until about two this morning. Police eventually entered the home where
they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. They believe the man shot himself before the standoff began.
Collinsville Schools To Cut 28 Workers
The Collinsville School Board is preparing to cut 28 employees next year, including 19 teachers, and nine support staff. The layoffs are expected to save the district about one-point-seven-million dollars. The district is also looking to save an additional 700-thousand dollars by offering an early retirement incentive to employees and by trimming the budget for equipment, travel, supplies, staff development and technology. The Collinsville district is one of many across the state that's struggling to make ends meet, thanks to the legislature's decision to slash education funding.
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