Blandinsville, IL – It's been said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." A former Macomb postmaster learned that lesson the hard way when he took a second wife.
35-year old Josef Hernandez is charged with bigamy, forgery, and perjury after his original wife turned him in.
Hernandez lived in Blandinsville when the alleged crimes occurred. Police Chief Justin Lundgren says Hernandez created fake papers so that he could marry a second woman, even though he was not divorced.
Macomb, IL – The proposal to close five Illinois State Police headquarters and lay off nearly 400 troopers has caused a stir. Local law enforcement representatives joined community leaders and residents at an emergency Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee meeting.
State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Rep. Rich Myers (R-Colchester) also joined the discussion to provide perspective from Springfield.
Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Democratic State Representative Jerry Kearns of Keokuk.
Kearns and his fellow lawmakers recently wrapped up their 2010 session in Des Moines after 79 days. He says the focus was crafting Iowa's multi-billion dollar budget for next year during difficult economic times.
Kearns says lawmakers had to make some difficult cuts, but were able to back-fill some money in areas such as education. He says the government reorganization bill, approved by lawmakers, will save Iowa millions of dollars.