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    Wal-mart again eying Centralia for super store

    by  • September 20, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The city of Centralia could become a location for a super Wal-mart, as the retail giant again looks at the city as a possible construction location. According to Centralia Economic Development Director Kayla Lambert, the development is being proposed for two parcels of land on the northeast corner of West McCord and Jolliff Bridge...

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    Vendors: Clown Posse festival checks bouncing

    by  • September 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) — Vendors at a recently completed outdoor festival featuring the Insane Clown Posse rap-metal  group say they haven’t been paid thousands of dollars by promoters of the yearly southern Illinois event. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that several vendors at the Gathering of the Juggalos say they’ve received bad checks from...

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    Ill. unemployment and poverty rates remain the same

    by  • September 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says Thursday that the state added 5,600 jobs in the educational and health services sector in August. But Illinois lost a net 4,100 construction jobs....

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    Supreme Court hears suit over retiree health care

    by  • September 19, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports attorneys for retirees and the state argued before the court Wednesday. At issue is a law passed last year that allows the state to collect...

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