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    Murray Parents file appeal of federal ruling

    by  • August 27, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO — As we reported earlier this month, attorney’s for the Murray Parents Association had filed a notice to appeal a federal judges ruling in the case against the state of Illinois and its efforts to shutter the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. The appeal has now been officially filed in the...

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    Obit: Edna Caraker

    by  • August 27, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Edna Marie Caraker, 90, of Centralia, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Centralia Manor in Centralia. She was born December 3, 1923 in her home in Centralia, the daughter of Frank William and Rose Marie (Lolling) Hanseman. She married Donald Caraker on December 5, 1950 at the...

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    Quinn liaison to IDOT resigns

    by  • August 26, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — A senior Quinn Administration official is leaving his post amid continuing fallout from a patronage hiring scandal in the Illinois Department of Transportation. Quinn’s office confirms Deputy Chief of Staff Sean O’Sheas last day will be Friday, Aug. 29. He’s held that position since August 2011, and his responsibilities included overseeing IDOT...

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    Medical pot program developing advisory board

    by  • August 26, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board. The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state. Board members will be appointed by...

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