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Headlines for Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Jefferson County man has been lodged in the Wayne County jail on charges he tried to rob the CountryMark service station on Ill. Rt. 242 south of Wayne City Monday afternoon.  Robert Bruce Newlon, 45 of Belle Rive was allegedly driving a stolen car when he tried to hold up the station.  Illinois State Police arrested Newlon a short time after the robbery attempt.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled against an Illinois group wanting to carry concealed firearms immediately. The Illinois State Police have 180 days to come up with a concealed carry licensing process, then another 90 days to process those applications.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed one case of H3N2v influenza virus – more commonly known as “Swine Flu”.  The case was confirmed in a Boone County child who had contact with swine while helping an exhibitor at the DuPage County Fair last week.

No one matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball Drawing, making Wednesday night’s drawing worth at least $400 million.

The 17th annual White County Crop Tour has been set for Wednesday, August 21.  Data from at least ten different locations in each township will be collected with results posted on the White County Farm Bureau’s website.

The University of Illinois ranks No. 3 on the list of the nation’s top party schools. The University of Iowa is the No. 1 party school in the U.S.  The University of Illinois’ party reputation is enhanced by a single annual event – Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day when thousands converge for a day of drinking at parties and in bars.  Local police ticket hundreds every year for alcohol violations.

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