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Illinois Lottery officials say they support a short-term budget proposed by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner because it would pay lottery winners. The lottery is urging Democrats to pass it. The state of Illinois remains without a budget after Rauner and Democratic leaders couldn’t come to an agreement. Last year lottery winners sued when the state...

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Drug Task Force Arrests Montfort Man

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Montfort man is facing drug charges as a repeat offender after police found one-pot meth labs in his home. The Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on East Main Street in Montfort Wednesday – where officials found two one-pot methamphetamine labs, along with materials used in manufacturing meth, inside the house. Authorities...

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Drunk Driver Seen in Ditch, Later Arrested

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday evening around 5:15pm, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a white car in a ditch just outside of Cassville on Highway 81. The caller said the driver of the white car appeared to be very intoxicated and was trying to get someone to pull him out of the ditch. Sometime...

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IRS Scammers Are At It Again

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

A woman from Belmont is the latest target of an attempted IRS scam. The woman last week received a phone call from a 202 area code from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying the woman owed income taxes from 2008 through 2013. The caller, who the woman said had a...

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Judge VanDeHey To Receive State Bar Award

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grant County Circuit Court Judge Robert VanDeHey is the recipient of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s 2016 Judge of the Year Award. VanDeHey was nominated by Grant County Circuit Court Judge Craig Day. VanDeHey will receive his award during ceremonies Thursday evening at the State Bar’s annual meeting and conference in Green Bay. VanDeHey was...

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Wisconsin Fourth Worst State For Driving

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new survey rates Wisconsin as the nation’s fourth worst state for driving. Car-Insurance-Dot-Com says it’s mainly because 71 percent of state roads are in poor to mediocre condition, third worst behind Connecticut and neighboring Illinois which are both at 73 percent. However, Wisconsinites appear to get a break on their repair bills. The survey...

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