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    Updated to three reported dead from storms in Washington County, several injured

    by  • November 17, 2013 • News

    Officials are reporting one person was killed and others injured in Washington County, as strong storms and tornadoes swept across southern Illinois Sunday. Major damage was reported in Washington County, particularly in and around the community of New Minden. Washington County EMA coordinator Rick Greten reports that one person was killed south of New...

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    Tornado watch issued for the area

    by  • November 17, 2013 • News

    A number of Midwestern states are awakening to the threat of a high risk of severe thunderstorms and what is being called a very dangerous situation. The National Weather Service says parts of Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio are at the greatest risk of seeing tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds Sunday....

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    South Central Cougars Hold Basketball Media Day

    by  • November 15, 2013 • Sports

    ….By Toby Gullion   FARINA – The South Central basketball teams held their Media Day on Friday afternoon. The Cougars are coming off an 11-18 season a year ago and a 3-7 record in their first year in the National Trail Conference. Coach Rick Simmons will have to find a replacement for Fischer Tharp...

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    Illinois has most units of local government in country

    by  • November 15, 2013 • News

    Illinois has nearly seven thousand units of local government. That’s more than any other state. From school boards to library districts to county commissions, one think tank says it’s high time to cut that number dramatically. The Illinois policy institute says shrinking the number of government units will save taxpayer dollars. The institute believes...

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