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Maggio Plea

Monday, 22 September 2014

A man who originally pleaded guilty to killing his brother is denied a reduced bail.

Brian Maggio is currently serving a 35-year sentence for the murder of his brother.

Officials say Maggio shot and killed his brother Mark Maggio outside their family-owned IGA grocery store in Tolono back in 2010.

Maggio orginally pleaded guilty, but retracted his plea to get a ... READ MORE >>


Decatur Man Sentenced for Killing Toddler

Friday, 19 September 2014

A central Illinois man is sentenced to 50 years in prison after admitting he killed a 2-year-old boy by slamming him against a wall after the child would not stop jumping on a bed.

29-year-old Manuel Gonzales pleaded guilty in Macon County Circuit Court to a first-degree murder count related to the death last December in Decatur of Dominic Bradley.

Authorities say Gonzales ... READ MORE >>


Effingham Yellowbook Closing

Friday, 19 September 2014

30 full-time jobs in Effingham are going away due to a business closing.

Company officials said the Yellowbook office in Effingham is closing as part of consolidation of the telephone sales department.

They said the yellowbook telephone sales department is being moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa by November 11th.

Company spokesman Jon Salmon said many of the employees ... READ MORE >>


Taylorville Church Theft

Friday, 19 September 2014

A Taylorville woman is being charged with theft after police said she stole more than $70,000 dollars from her church.

Officials said Elizabeth Frisina had access to the funds while working as the secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville.

They say Frisina was taking the money over an eight month period starting in December of 2013 and ending in August 2014 ... READ MORE >>