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    Law enforcement looking for dangerous fugitive

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Authorities in Union County are asking for the public’s help locating a 38-year-old fugitive. Brian K. Haymaker is a convicted sex offender wanted on a parole violation by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says Haymaker was spotted Tuesday night in Union County but fled from police. Haymaker is still...

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    Local teachers agree to one-year pay freeze

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Teachers and administrators in one local school district have approved a new contract that includes a pay freeze. Breese Elementary District 12 teachers have approved a one-year contract with the school district. Under the agreement, 40 teachers represented by Elementary District 12 Educational Association will be taking a hard freeze, which means no salary...

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    Obit: George S. Marcum

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — George S. Marcum, 78 of Centralia, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Centralia Manor. George was born January 8, 1936 in Centralia, son of Stacy and Agnes (Brasel) Marcum. He married Karen (Killion) Marcum on September 29, 1956 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and she survives in Centralia....

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    Obit: Kelly Arentsen

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Obituaries

    DAMIANSVILLE — Kelly R. (Trame) Arentsen, 44, of Damiansville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her parent’s home in Trenton. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville, with Fr. Jack Joyce and Deacon Glenn Netemeyer officiating. Interment will follow...

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    FDA issues warning about jerky pet treats

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    The FDA is issuing a new health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China. The agency reports 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since its last warning in October. The FDA says the majority of treats were from china with flavors that include chicken, duck and sweet potato. Since 2007, the agency has...

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    House approves cannabis for kids with epilepsy

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    The Illinois House has approved legislation that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana. Lawmakers voted 98-18 Wednesday in favor of the measure. The bill would add epilepsy to the list of treatable diseases in Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program. It also would allow children with epilepsy to consume oil from the marijuana...

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