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    Obit: Rose Marie Williams Walters

    by  • January 29, 2015 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Rose Marie Williams Walters, 85, of East Green Street Road in rural Centralia, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:42 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2014 at her home. She was born on August 4, 1929 in Centralia, the daughter of Charles “Oren” and Dica “Dicey” (Sanders)...

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    Rauner calls for bureaucratic cuts in education

    by  • January 29, 2015 • News

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to hammer away at the unions and government bureaucracies he believes are behind many of state’s problems. During a speech Thursday at the University of Illinois he said he’d like to put more money into the university. But he said first the university must make cuts...

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    Illinois lags behind on addressing poverty

    by  • January 29, 2015 • News

    CHICAGO — A new study on poverty finds Illinois doesn’t compare well to other states. The Social IMPACT Research Center’s study entitled “Poor by Comparison: Report on Illinois Poverty,” expected to find Illinois ranking among the best on addressing poverty. That’s not the case, according to the center’s research director, Amy Terpstra. Terpstra said...

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    Sunbeam recalls faulty space heaters

    by  • January 29, 2015 • News

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries. The plug-in heater is filled with oil. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Sunbeam received about 40 reports of hot oil spraying out and causing property damage. There...

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