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    Bill banning ticket quotas goes to Quinn for approval

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Under a possible new law, police departments would be prohibited from having ticket “quotas” under legislation approved Wednesday by the Illinois House. The measure, sponsored in the House by Rep. Jay Hoffman, a Swansea Democrat, passed 106-9, and now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for his approval. If signed into law, the measure...

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    Charges of predatory assault dismissed against teen

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Sexual assault charges a 17-year-old resident of One Hope United were dismissed in Marion County court Wednesday. Phinique Jones was arrested in December by Centralia police for alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. Jones was subsequently charged with two Class X counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age...

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    Storm damaged poles, left thousands without power

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    A severe thunderstorm that went through Washington County late Wednesday afternoon caused a power outages forĀ  Ameren and Tri County Electric Coop. There were over 3,700 Ameren customers and over 1,000 TCEC customers who were immediately without power. Nearly 2,700 total in Nashville and over 1,000 in Okawville were affected. Initial reports were that...

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    Law enforcement looking for dangerous fugitive

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Authorities in Union County are asking for the public’s help locating a 38-year-old fugitive. Brian K. Haymaker is a convicted sex offender wanted on a parole violation by the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says Haymaker was spotted Tuesday night in Union County but fled from police. Haymaker is still...

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    Local teachers agree to one-year pay freeze

    by  • May 22, 2014 • News

    Teachers and administrators in one local school district have approved a new contract that includes a pay freeze. Breese Elementary District 12 teachers have approved a one-year contract with the school district. Under the agreement, 40 teachers represented by Elementary District 12 Educational Association will be taking a hard freeze, which means no salary...

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    Obit: George S. Marcum

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — George S. Marcum, 78 of Centralia, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Centralia Manor. George was born January 8, 1936 in Centralia, son of Stacy and Agnes (Brasel) Marcum. He married Karen (Killion) Marcum on September 29, 1956 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and she survives in Centralia....

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