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    ESPN’s Schilling says he has cancer

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports • 0 Comments

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former star pitcher turned television analyst Curt Schilling says he is battling cancer. The 47-year-old Schilling, who spent 20 years in the major leagues before retiring in 2009, divulged the news in a statement released through his employer, ESPN. It did not indicate what type of cancer Schilling has, when...

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    Obit: Leona Koelling Jonas

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA –Leona Elizabeth Koelling-Jonas, age 102, of Centralia went to be with her Lord at1:45 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Centralia Manor in Centralia. She was born on April 22, 1911 in Centralia, the daughter of William H. and Ida (Hohmann) Koelling. She married Leo H. Jonas on August 2, 1983 and he...

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    Obit: William “Willie” Slininger

    by  • February 5, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — William Edwin “Willie” Slininger, 66, of Centralia, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at his home in Centralia. He was born on September 27, 1947, in Glendale, Calif., the son of Joseph E., Sr. and Dorothy Mathilda Ades (Shaw) Slininger. He married Deborah “Debbie” Sessions on April 16, 1977...

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    Suspect caught after Monday bank robbery

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Police in Jackson County are looking into a Monday afternoon robbery at a Carbondale credit union. The holdup happened a little before 4:30 Monday at the SIUC Union along East Main Street. Around 8 Monday night, authorities had made an arrest in the case. Investigators say the suspect got away with cash but aren’t...

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    CUB details new Ameren utility rates

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Good news and bad news for Ameren customers in 2014, you received a $45 million electric rate cut, but you also were hit with a $32 million natural gas rate hike. So how does that affect your bills? According to the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), both changes—ordered by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)—impact the...

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