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IL Speed Limit Increase

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Illinois lawmakers are discussing the possibility of increasing speed limits around the state.

A proposal in the house would boost the speed limit on highways from 55 to 60, and interstates from 70 to 75.

The next hearing date for the bill has not yet been scheduled.

News Watch will continue to follow the story and let you know of any updates.

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Vigo Arrest

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Four people appear in a Vigo County courtroom accused of neglect after the death of a nine year old who authorities say

was malnourished.

The four are being held in the Vigo County Jail under a quarter million dollar bond each.

The Vigo County Sheriff's Office says officers responded Tuesday to a 9-1-1 call about a child in cardiac arrest at a home near Fontanet.


Effingham Drug Bust

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A traffic stop in Effingham leads to a major marijuana find.

The Effingham County sheriff's department says early this morning a deputy stopped Alyson Rodriguez, 40, heading eastbound on U.S. Route 40.

Officials say a sniff test was performed on the vehicle by one of their K-9's and found about 60 pounds of marijuana in the trunk, along with a small amount of cocaine in Rodrigue ... READ MORE >>

Parkland Tuition Increase

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Parkland College Board of Trustees will meet tonight to discuss increasing tuition.

The proposal calls for tuition to go up $7 to about $164 per credit hour

The increase would take effect Summer 2017.

Parkland officials say the increase in due to a lack of state budget and other aid.

The Board will meet at 7.

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