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    Map shows where interstate speed limit will increase

    by  • December 27, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois transportation officials have announced locations along interstates where the speed limit will increase to 70 mph. The Illinois Department of Transportation says about 87 percent of interstate highways and 98 percent of rural interstates under its jurisdiction will be increased to 70 mph. A new law takes effect Jan. 1 increasing the maximum...

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    Obit: E. Wayne Berry

    by  • December 27, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    HOFFMAN — E. Wayne Berry, 66, of Hoffman, formerly of Sandoval died Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born the son of Earnest LeRoy and Treva Pauline (Durall) Berry on May 10, 1947 in Salem. He married Deen Fogliasso on August 4, 1995 in Branson,...

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    Obit: Esther R. Stevenson

    by  • December 27, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    JAMESTOWN — Esther R. Stevenson, 96, of Jamestown, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Moss Funeral Home in Breese, with Deacon Rich Bagby officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Pierron. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday...

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    Holiday Tournament Scores from Thursday

    by  • December 27, 2013 • Sports • 0 Comments

    Prep Boys Basketball Centralia Holiday Tournament O’Fallon 68 Christian County, Kentucky 38 Cahokia 92 Blue Island Eisenhower 61 Alton 85 Addison Trail 60 Raleigh Egypt, Tennessee 48 Chicago Marist 47 Madison Prep, Missouri 55 Burbank St Laurance 35 Champaign Central 72 Memphis Kirby 30 Centralia 66 Salem 38 Belleville West 47 Jacksonville 40 Carlinville...

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    Quinn signs Home Affordable Modification measure

    by  • December 26, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to prevent lenders from selling a home if the homeowner is applying for federal mortgage assistance. The measure signed Thursday takes effect immediately. In a statement, the Chicago Democrat says “Illinois families must have access to the tools they need to protect their home.” The federal Home Affordable...

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