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    Death notice: Corthal Dodson Horn

    by  • September 1, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Corthal Dodson Horn, Sr.,75, of Centralia, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014,at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo. Funeral arrangements have entrusted to Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia,where friends may call 618-532-7321 for further information. Online memorial condolences may be sent to Mr. Horn’s family at moranfuneralhome.net or...

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    Mother Jones a leader in labor movement

    by  • September 1, 2014 • News

    MOUNT OLIVE — A labor historian says there’s a lot of labor history that the public doesn’t know. Rosemary Feurer is a history professor at Northern Illinois University, and it wasn’t until her formal education was complete that she came across the Mother Jones Monument in Mount Olive. She says it was only after...

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    Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    by  • September 1, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Quinn campaign for governor says Bruce Rauner’s budget would cut $4 billion from education. It’s inevitable if the 2 percentage point income tax increase is rolled back, reducing state revenue by $8 billion, since education funding consumes 52 percent of general fund revenue, says democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas....

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    Applications being accepted for medical pot program

    by  • September 1, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program’s website. The application period opens September 8th and runs through September 22nd for a limited number of permits. For cultivation center applicants, only applications submitted to the Department...

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    Newborn OK after being left in Jacksonville trash bin

    by  • September 1, 2014 • News

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition. Lt. Chris Johnson of the Jacksonville Police Department says authorities are still searching for the mother of the infant. The baby was apparently placed in the trash bin Saturday...

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