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    Industrial Commission approves of marijuana facility in Centralia

    by  • July 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — The Centralia Industrial Commission has given their approval to a proposed marijuana growing facility on the southeast side of Centralia. During the Commission’s meeting Thursday, it approved a proposed 99 year lease agreement between the city and Largo Meds, LLC., for the land, as well as for construction of a 20,000 square...

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    McLeansboro man sentenced for child porn

    by  • July 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    MCLEANSBORO — A Hamilton County man has been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Brandon S. Skelton, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession of child pornography. Skelton was already in jail for retail theft when prosecutors filed the new charges in early February. McLeansboro police...

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    EPA estimates 21 years left for state landfills

    by  • July 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says the state’s municipal landfills have a combined life expectancy of 21 years. The agency released its annual report on landfill capacity on Wednesday, based on 2013 statistics. It says 42 landfills reported receiving more than 45 million cubic yards of waste and had more than...

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