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    Cavaletto steps away from campaign debate

    by  • September 29, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — Things may be heating up in what has until now been an almost unheard of campaign, the race for State House District 107. According to a Sunday press release issued by democratic challenger Josh Berger of Centralia, republican incumbent Rep. John Cavaletto has cancelled a previously scheduled filmed debate. The debate, to...

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    Rauner donations cut across political spectrum

    by  • September 29, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner and his wife have given millions of dollars to causes on both ends of the political spectrum. Rauner is the GOP candidate for governor. His family’s foundation has given $19 million in the past 15 years to groups from the American Red Cross to the abortion-rights courtroom arm of...

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    I-57 lane closure throughout the week

    by  • September 29, 2014 • News

    MT. VERNON — A lane closure will be in effect starting Tuesday and continuing throughout the week on southbound I-57 in Jefferson County. IDOT says the closure at mile post 90 will allow maintenance crews to repair the structure carrying the interstate over Dodds Creek. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site...

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    Campaigns reminded of political sign ordinances

    by  • September 29, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia is reminding residents that political signs are prohibited from being placed in a city or state right of way. Normally, that is the area located between the sidewalk and the street or highway. Candidates and political parties have until Monday, October 6th to have all signs appropriately placed...

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    Airport gets development boost from recent grants

    by  • September 29, 2014 • News

    MURPHYSBORO (AP) — Officials are pursuing an improvement plan for the southern Illinois airport that will include new facilities and businesses as well as reconstruction and realignment and better access to state highways.  Airport manager Gary Shafer told the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan for a story published Sunday that last week’s announcement of a $4.5...

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