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Headlines for Monday, June 30, 2014

A Boaz, KY man has entered a guilty plea to charges he robbed the Old National Bank branch facility in Harrisburg last October.  28-year-old Casey Allen Heflin was out on parole from a previous bank robbery conviction when he was arrested.  Federal prosecutors said Heflin was armed with a loaded derringer-type weapon when he held up the bank and made off with $4,197.  Sentencing has been set for Sept. 24.

WillieA guard at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna was seriously injured Friday after being attacked by an inmate.  The guard suffered a broken jaw and required 12 stiches to close his wounds.  The inmate has been identified as Willie Carter (pictured)  The injured guard was not identified. Carter has been transferred to the Menard State Prison at Chester.


Frank ZachmanHamilton Memorial Hospital board member Frank Zachman, Jr. was honored last week during the hospital’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Zachman is leaving the board after 18 years of service. During his tenure, he served as the hospital board’s president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

Flow testing of Fairfield fire hydrants will be conducted today.  The process could cause a discoloration of water and a dip in pressure. The testing is being carried out by the Fairfield Fire Department and Water Department.

You can forget term limits for Illinois lawmakers – at least for now.  A judge has ruled that signature-driven ballot measures calling for legislative term limits and a new political redistricting process cannot appear on the November ballot.  The judge said the measures didn’t meet constitutional requirements to make it on the ballot.

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