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    Murray closure delayed indefinitely

    by  • October 25, 2013 • News

    The Department of Human Services is confirming this morning that the closure of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia has been indefinitely postponed. DHS spokeswoman Januari Smith told the Associated Press that the closure of the Murray Center is being rescheduled because of a pending court case. The decision comes eight months...

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    Settlement nears in lawsuit over Schnucks breach

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The suburban St. Louis-based grocery chain Schnucks Markets has agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a computer system breach that compromised credit and debit cards of about 2.4 million customers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a preliminary settlement was presented to St. Louis Circuit Judge...

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    Dad saved when 4-yo daughter runs for help

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News

    He’s a former volunteer firefighter. She’s his 4-year-old daughter. Guess which one ended up the hero? The Daily News of  Iron Mountain, Mich., says little Cadence Lucas saved her dad by running about a quarter-mile down a dark dirt road to get help after he knocked himself unconscious. Chris Lucas was unloading scrap metal...

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    Bunnell pleads guilty, gets 5-days in jail

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News

    A 40-year-old former Salem kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County court to unlawful permitting of alcohol consumption by a minor in connection with a party held in March at her Salem home. A charge of allowing alcohol consumption by a minor was dismissed per the plea agreement. Wendy Bunnell also pleaded...

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    14 indicted for unemployment benefit fraud

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News

    The Illinois department of employment security has been awarded a $2.3 million federal grant to spend on efforts aimed at cutting waste and fraud in the unemployment insurance program. The department said Wednesday it will use the money on existing anti-fraud programs and to try out new efforts. In similar news, a federal grand...

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    Interstate work on schedule in Mt. Vernon

    by  • October 24, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced construction on I-57/I-64 in Mount Vernon is progressing on schedule. E.T. Simonds, the contractor for this project, is constructing the final phase of the northbound and southbound lanes of i-57/i-64 on the south end of the project. This work is expected to be completed by the beginning of...

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