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    CUB details new Ameren utility rates

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News

    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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    IDOC guard on leave after altercation with inmate

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News

    An Illinois prison guard has been put on paid leave after an alleged altercation with an inmate at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said Monday the guard is on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate. Shaer would not name the officer. Shaer says there was an “incident...

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    Rutherford confirms sexual harassment allegations

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News

    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has acknowledged that allegations against him involve harassment and asking an employee to do campaign work on state time. The employee reportedly submitted a letter of resignation Monday, claiming he was a victim of sexual harassment by Rutherford. But the republican candidate for Illinois governor says the claims made against...

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    Quinn seeks to delay budget address

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News

    A spokesman for Illinois House democrats says Gov. Pat Quinn wants to delay his budget address. Steve Brown is spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan. He says the democratic governor has asked to lay out his budget plan on March 26. That would be after the March 18 primary election, and it would require...

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    DCFS responds to unattended young children

    by  • February 4, 2014 • News

    The Department of Children and Family Services was called out yesterday after Centralia police responded to a call of two young children wandering around outside unattended and under dressed. The report came in Monday before noon, and alerted police to two young children, a boy and a girl, one dressed only in a diaper,...

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    Obit: Alvera “Vera” Mannhard

    by  • February 4, 2014 • Obituaries

    TRENTON — Alvera R. “Vera” Mannhard, nee Raker, 81, of Trenton, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s...

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