• DAR reports American flags stolen in Centralia

    by  • July 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — The Prairie State Chapter of DAR, the City of Centralia and the Centralia Veterans Committee are reporting that 25 of their new American flags and poles are missing from the street poles in Centralia. According to Jerri George, member of the Daughters of the American Revoultion, all the flags are tagged in...

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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have responded to a new argument that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted this week to a federal court considering his appeal. Friday’s filing counters defense claims that a recent Supreme Court decision bolsters the case for overturning the imprisoned Illinois Democrat’s corruption convictions. Blagojevich’s lawyers say an April ruling by...

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    McLeansboro man sentenced for child porn

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    MCLEANSBORO — A Hamilton County man has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Brandon S. Skelton, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession of child pornography. Skelton was already in jail for retail theft when prosecutors filed the new charges in early February. McLeansboro police...

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    EPA estimates 21 years left for state landfills

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s municipal landfills have a combined life expectancy of 21 years. The agency released its annual report on landfill capacity on Wednesday, based on 2013 statistics. It says 42 landfills reported receiving more than 45 million cubic yards of waste and had more than...

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