• 2014 Trick-or-Treat Times

    by  • October 23, 2014

    2014 Trick-or-Treat Times Below are the official times for trick-or-treating in local communities in the Quad County region.  Please check with your local community leadership for official rules and regulations. Friday, October 24: Centralia, 6-8 PM Wamac, 6-8 PM Thursday, October 30: Kell, 6-8 PM Friday, October 31: Albers, 6-8 PM Alma, 6-8 PM...

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    IDOT to hold meetings on path for U.S. 51 expansion

    by  • October 30, 2014

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced it will hold a series of open house public meetings to present the preferred alternative of U.S. Route 51 from the Christian County Line to the Village of Irvington in Washington County. The project may affect Oconee, Ramsey, Vandalia, Shobonier, Patoka, Vernon, Sandoval, Central City, Centralia, and...

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    One reported dead in Eldorado apartment fire

    by  • October 29, 2014

    ELDORADO — The Saline County coroner was dispatched Wednesday night to the scene of an Eldorado apartment fire, that not only displaced a number of residents, but apparently claimed the life of one person. The fire was reported around 7 p.m. Wednesday, with approximately 20 firefighters responding to the scene, along with two engines...

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    JCSO searching for police impersonator

    by  • October 29, 2014

    WOODLAWN — Jefferson County investigators are searching for a man they say impersonated a police officer Tuesday night and pulled over a motorist in Woodlawn. According to reports, the motorist was pulled over Tuesday night on Richview Road in Jefferson County. A dash cam from the motorist’s vehicle shows a man wearing a T-shirt...

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    Ford recalls 205k SUVs for fuel tank leaks

    by  • October 29, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Ford says it’s recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The company said Wednesday that it traced the...

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    Libertarian candidate gets labor cash

    by  • October 29, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor is receiving financial help from an unexpected source — one of the unions campaigning against Republican Bruce Rauner because of the Winnetka businessman’s views on organized labor. Chad Grimm is a fiscal conservative who believes in minimal government. But he has received a $30,000 boost...

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    Franklin County schools back in session after bomb threat

    by  • October 29, 2014

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County Schools will be in session Wednesday after being closed Tuesday due to a bomb threat that was received in a letter the Franklin County Circuit Clerk’s office got Monday. State’s Attorney Evan Owens says the letter stated that explosive devices had been placed in an unspecified county school and...

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