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Friday Sep 12 | KWQC-TV Davenport

Illinois man gets 4 years for theft from dead man

A Ladd man has been sentenced to four years in prison after stealing sterling silverware and checks from a man who lay dead in his house for at least a month. Brandon Holt, 32, was sentenced Thursday in La Salle County court after entering a blind plea in August to four counts of forgery and one count of theft, the News-Tribune reported .

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Related Topix: Peru, IL

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Fox News

Sand Rush Midwest dig is on for rare mineral vital for fracking

It's not a gold rush, but a sand rush that is taking place in the Midwest, where a rare type of sand used in the energy extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing is exclusively found.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Utica, IL

The Countywide

Funds for roads less than needed

Infographic shows disparity among Texas counties in terms of grant allocation expressed as a fraction of each county's production.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

EXCHANGE: Rolling along with the pothole patrol

About the time you start to notice the "first robin of springtime," other telltale signs of the season start to appear.

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Related Topix: Weather, La Salle, IL, Peru, IL

Sun Apr 06, 2014

KFVS12

Spring trout fishing season underway in Illinois

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller says the season started Saturday.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Cook County, IL, Mendota, IL

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