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    Cooler temperatures hit area

    by  • October 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    It may be time to break out the hat and gloves. The National Weather Service has issued frost advisories and freeze warnings early Tuesday for most of northern and central Illinois. Weather officials say it is a good time to cover or more sensitive plants indoors. It will be the first widespread freeze of...

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    Obit: Larry McConnaughay

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Larry Earl McConnaughay, age 67, of Centralia, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Centralia, the son of Ivan and Juanita (Holtslaw) McConnaughay. Larry married Lois Marie (Moore) McConnaughay on September 17, 1966 at...

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    Local law enforcement accepting medications for disposal

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Through an effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration, area law enforcement agencies will be holding another drug take-back day. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting expired and unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff’s office in Carlyle and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting them...

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    Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The fallout from the courthouse scandal involving former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook is beginning to take root. Fellow judges are weighing whether to grant retrials to defendants convicted under Cook, who’s been charged with possessing heroin and having a gun while on controlled substances. Cook resigned after federal prosecutors filed charges...

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