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No charges coming in Molly Young case

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A special prosecutor assigned last year to review the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Molly Young has concluded there is not enough evidence to warrant criminal charges, and the case will remain open. The final report was filed Friday at the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office.

Elected official sentenced to prison

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A Murphysboro city alderman will spend about 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery. Ronald Nolan, 47, received two consecutive sentences for his actions in a string of incidents that started in September 2013.

Former Herrin mayor says he had concussion

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Herrin's longtime mayor says health complications related to an accident he suffered last month are the reason for his sudden resignation this week after 15 years on the job. Vic Ritter says he slipped and fell about three weeks ago at his home and suffered a concussion.

Jane Adams will run for mayor

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City Councilwoman Jane Adams confirmed Friday that she will run for mayor in the spring. Adams, who first won election to the City Council in 2011, plans to formally announce her campaign at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 15 outside the Carbondale Civic Center. A retired professor of anthropology at SIU, Adams has been seriously mulling a run for mayor for weeks.

Henry to run for Carbondale mayor

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Mike Henry, a licensed real estate broker and owner of Henry Printing in Carbondale, confirmed Wednesday morning to the Times that he is circulating petitions to run for the city’s top office in the 2015 election. He plans to formally announce his intentions at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.

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