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    Belleville, St. E's must navigate a long road with care

    As expected, St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville has presented its case to the state about why it should be allowed to relocate to O'Fallon.

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    Pull license of this nurse

    It's a nightmare scenario for residents of nursing homes and their loved ones: A nurse hired to care for patients instead is accused of stealing their medication and neglecting them. Not just at one but at two separate nursing facilities in St. Clair County.

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    A coerced confession?

    Did St. Clair County Sheriff's deputies coerce a false confession from 17-year-old Trevon Yates? A federal lawsuit filed this week raises concerns.

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    Cleaning up DUI cases

    The public's confidence in St. Clair County's handling of DUI cases took a hit this week when forgery charges were filed against a drug and alcohol instructor.

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    Illinois' pool of money for luxuries has dried up

    You can tell that election time is approaching. Last gubernatorial election, Chicago got a $55 million anti-crime program that has prompted a federal criminal investigation. This election, East St. Louis gets $2.5 million toward a new swimming pool.

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    Ethics still an issue in Illinois governor's office

    When Pat Quinn became governor after Rod Blagojevich's impeachment, he pledged that the "ordeal is over. ... We have a duty, a mission to restore the faith of the people of Illinois in the integrity of their government."

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    Fox Creek residents holding yard sail

    John Muir once famously wrote, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." Residents of the Fox Creek subdivision are living with that reality.

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    Reasons for Scott AFB's No. 1 ranking are all around us

    AIR FORCE TIMES recently rated every Air Force base in the United States on a number of important quality-of-life categories to determine the Best Bases for Airmen. After scores were calculated for all 68 bases, Scott Air Force Base ranked No. 1 in the nation.

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    Looking into Illinois' future

    Twice last week we heard predictions about what we can expect from our leaders in Springfield, both of which left us scratching our heads and wondering whether the prognostications were actually made by the Magic 8 Ball.

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    Some headway over headwind

    A little good news came out this week from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport: Allegiant Airlines on Nov. 19 will begin flying twice a week to the St. Petersburg, Fla., area. Better yet, they plan for the flights to continue year-round. Allegiant already flies to the Orlando area, but those flights...

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