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    Guards injured in fight at Big Muddy

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to WSIL-TV, two correctional officers were injured during a fight between inmates at Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina. Tom Shaer, spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), says a fight between three inmates broke out Sunday morning as they were on their way to the dietary building. Two officers were...

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    Cavaletto to seek reelection to House seat

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    State representative John Cavaletto (R – Salem) announced Sunday he will seek re-election as 107th District state representative. Cavaletto most recently won election to his current position as 107th district state rep in the 2012 election. In addition to serving in the Illinois House since 2009, Cavaletto is a retired educator with more than...

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    Obit: Betty Davis

    by  • October 15, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    VERNON — Betty Arline Davis, 86, of Vernon, passed away October 15, 2013 at her home. She was born March 26, 1927 in Peoria, the daughter of Albert and Hazel (Murphy) Johnson. She married James “Jim” Davis May 17, 1947 in Pocahontas. He passed October 26, 2000. Survivors include six children, Sharon Cahill of...

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    Obit: Phillip E. Irvin

    by  • October 15, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    IRONTON, Ohio — Philip E. Irvin, 53 of Ironton Ohio, formerly of Ft. Meyers Florida & Patoka, passed away October 4, 2013 at Community Health Care Center in Ashland Ky. He was born January 8, 1960 in Centralia the son of Edgar L & Esther Davidson Irvin. Survivors include his longtime companion Cindy McComas...

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    Fight to save Murray picking up steam and supporters

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Following the October 9 hearing of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in Centralia, republican state Representative Charlie Meier, of Okawville filed a House Joint Resolution that would prevent the board from de-certifying the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center until all federal court action has been finalized. Republican state Representative John Cavaletto,...

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