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>>Enyart Skeptical About Syrian Strike
(Belleville, IL) -- Congressman Bill Enyart is still skeptical about a possible U.S. strike against Syria. The former Adjunct General with the Illinois National Guard says he doesn't doubt Syria used chemical weapons on its own people but, the reality is the U.S. can't go at it alone. He says the U.S. should make sure it has support from other nations before making a final decision. Congress is supposed to debate the issue in the coming week. Enyart says it's too soon to know what the final vote will be.
>>Dillard To Announce Running Mate
(Quincy, IL) -- State Senator Kirk Dillard is announcing his running mate today. The Republican candidate for governor is holding a press conference at 8:00 this morning in Quincy, which is where state rep Jil Tracy is from. She's expected to run with Dillard as lieutenant governor next year. Tracy has served in the legislature since 2006
and is currently serving on the committee charged with finding a fix for the state's pension problem.
>>Escaped Inmate Still On The Loose
(Robinson, IL) -- People in and around Robinson should be on the lookout for an escaped inmate that's still on the loose. Officials believe Jared Carter may still in the area and they urge everyone to report any suspicious activity. DOC Spokesman Tom Shaer says they'll investigate every lead and, he says no piece of information is too small. Carter is six-feet-tall, weighing about 210 pounds, with blonde hair, and a long goatee beard. So far, there's no reason to believe Carter is armed or that he's hurt anyone since he escaped last Friday.
>>Cop Impersonator Reported In Sangamon County
(Sangamon County, IL) -- Sangamon County Police are looking for a cop impersonator. The "State Journal Register" reports a 79-year-old man was driving near Curran and Lick Roads yesterday when a red or maroon SUV flashed orange and yellow lights, trying to get him to pull over. The suspect was a passenger in the SUV. He's described as a white male in his mid-20s, about five-feet-eight-inches tall, with dark hair and a thin build. Anyone with information should contact police.
>>SIUE One Of Best Places To Get Graduate Degree
(Edwardsville, IL) -- Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville is ranked among the top places in the nation to earn a master's degree. "Washington Monthly Magazine" puts SIUE at number 23 out of nearly 700 universities on the list. It's the fourth year in a row that the university has been recognized. SIUE also landed on the magazine's "Best Bang for the Buck" list.
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