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    Robert retiring as warden from Centralia prison

    by  • December 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Corrections is losing another administrator to retirement at the end of the month. Brad J. “B.J.” Robert, warden of Centralia Correctional Center, submitted his notice Monday of intent to retire at the end of this month. Robert is a long-time member of the Clinton County Democratic Party and former owner...

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    Obit: Helen Louise Arnold

    by  • December 3, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    VERNON — Helen Louise Arnold died Monday, December 2, 2013 at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem. She was born October 29, 1927 in Bloomington, the daughter of Jeff Ward and Rachel Ann (Galiher) Ward. She married Robert Q. Arnold, Jr. on June 28, 1979 in rural Vernon. She is survived by two sisters,...

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    Lawmakers convening special session on pensions

    by  • December 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois lawmakers returning Springfield are scrambling to digest details of a complex plan to solve the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. Some members, including House republicans, were given a draft of the 325-page bill Sunday night. A bipartisan pension reform committee meets Tuesday morning and both chambers are expected to consider the legislation later...

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