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Colin Jeffery

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Thousands of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver's licenses.
 
The Illinois Secretary of State's office says more than 12,000 immigrants have received licenses since December under a new state law.
 
Immigrants can currently take license tests at 14 locations across the state. Secretary of States spokesman Dave Druker says 36 locations will offer license tests by the end of the month.
 
The licenses are valid for three years and may be used only for driving. They can't be used as identification for activities like boarding a plane, voting or buying a firearm.
 
Supporters say the law will save Illinois motorists money and make roads safer. Critics say the state should be cracking down on immigrants who entered the country illegally.
 

Scottrade Center named one of best places to see a game

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:32 Published in Local News
According to a new survey, Scottrade Center is one of the best stadiums to take in an NHL game.
 
Stadium Journey magazine named Scottrade the fourth best fan experience. The editors ranked the stadiums in the categories of food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment and extras. The magazine said "The enjoyment of attending Blues games keeps getting better and better, and if you are fortunate to attend an NHL game in St. Louis, you will see just how rewarding it is.” Only Xcel Energy Center (Minnesota Wild), Verizon Center (Washington Capitals) and the Tampa Bay Times Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning) were voted higher.
 
See the full review of Scottrade Center: here.
 

Man sentenced for role in fatal hit-and-run accident

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:59 Published in Local News

KTRS, St. Louis, MO - A Metro-east man is headed to prison connected to a fatal hit-and-run that happened near Cahokia last summer.

 

Kevin Powell was sentenced to five years in jail and five years of probation after his release. Powell was driving the car that hit and killed 9-year-old Fabian Teson. Fabian was riding his bike when he was hit. He was taken to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in critical condition and died two days later. Within a week investigators located the car that hit Fabian and traced it to Powell.

 

He was driving without a license at the time of the accident.

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