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    Two arrested in Centralia meth conspiracy

    by  • August 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Two Centralia residents are being held in the Marion County Jail today, charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Sheriff’s deputies arrested 30-year-old Heather M. Pratt and 30-year-old Anthony D. Winkler, both of residences on north Cherry Street in Centralia. They were taken into custody after allegedly admitting they purchased pseudoephedrine pills that...

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    Courthouse relaxing new dress code

    by  • August 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An area courthouse is relaxing its recently overhauled dress code to allow visitors to wear to shorts — if they’re long enough. Jefferson County Officials began enforcing a new dress code this week. The rules also banned pajamas, house slippers, hats, tank tops, muscle shirts and halter tops along with inappropriate or offensive logos....

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    Judge rules against casinos in Blagojevich-linked case

    by  • August 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A judge in a long-running civil case has ruled against casinos that claimed Illinois legislators passed laws helping competitors in the racetrack industry under pressure from then-gov. Rod Blagojevich. Federal judge Matthew Kennelly says there’s no evidence lawmakers imposed a tax on casinos, with proceeds going to racetracks, only after Blagojevich sought donations from...

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