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    Death notice: Nelson J. Haas

    by  • August 12, 2014 • Obituaries

    TRENTON — Nelson J. Haas, 90, of Trenton, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at Countryside Manor in Aviston. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Trenton. Visitation will be...

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    Quinn calls on Rauner to commit to debate schedule

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has called on republican challenger Bruce Rauner to “come out of the gopher hole” and commit to debates ahead of the general election. Quinn’s campaign says the Chicago democrat has confirmed his appearance at eight debates and forums ahead of the Nov. 4 election along with a ninth potential...

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    West Nile found again in Washington County

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    NEW MINDEN — The Washington County Health Department has confirmed that another West Nile virus positive mosquito pool has been found in Washington County. A sample was collected and tested positive on Wednesday in New Minden. The first positive sample was collected in Ashley on July 22nd in a mosquito pool. West Nile Virus...

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    AGs look for FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the federal government to strengthen its proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes to include a ban on the sale of flavored products. Madigan and 28 other state attorneys general submitted comments Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its proposed e-cigarette rules. The...

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    New concealed carry law troubling Illinois banks

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    Illinois’ new concealed carry law has banks grappling with whether they will all customers to bring their guns into their branches. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported Friday that more than seven months after Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow concealed weapons, the Illinois Bankers Association is fielding calls from banks about...

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    Town hall meetings set for medical pot program

    by  • August 11, 2014 • News

    Illinois officials are planning three town hall meetings to answer questions about the application process for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Officials announced this week that the first town hall meeting will be Thursday in the southern Illinois city of Collinsville. It starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Kenneth Hall State Regional office...

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