SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could boost the southern Illinois economy. The highly-technical report comes after months of complaints from both sides in the debate over the practice known as "fracking."
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Quincy's police chief says one detective's dogged pursuit of an unexplained death led to murder charges this week against a former prosecutor. Former Adams County assistant state's attorney Curtis Lovelace has been accused of suffocating his wife. Police Chief Rob Copley says the detective unearthed new information after a coroner's jury and an autopsy failed to determine the cause of Cory Lovelace's death in 2006.
HILLSBORO, Ill. (AP) - Two women have been accused of cooking meth inside a church in the southern Illinois town of Hillsboro. Police say the two women don't belong to the church and got in through an unlocked door. The church is in an isolated area and has only a dozen active members.
ALSIP, Ill. (AP) - A monument with the words "dignity, "honor" and "respect" has been dedicated at a historically black graveyard southwest of Chicago. The Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip was at the center of a scandal five years ago after bodies were found double-buried and human remains were discarded. Four cemetery workers were charged.
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