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    Homeless man charged with home invasion

    by  • August 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 31-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County Jail this morning, charged with home invasion, domestic battery and criminal damage to property. According to reports, Brandon Kyle Black, who told police he was homeless, forced his way into a Centralia home Wednesday night and once inside began to batter one of the occupants....

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    OBIT: Matthew Miller

    by  • August 15, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Matthew Ryan Mario Miller, age 24, of Centralia, Illinois, formerly of Wamac, Illinois, passed away at 11:23 P.M. on Monday, August 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. He was born on October 15, 1988 in Nashville, Illinois, the son of Suzanne M. Tatro and Lonnie Gene Miller. Matthew is...

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    Investigation finds hiring abuses at IDOT

    by  • August 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A four-month investigation by the Better Government Association found one of the biggest agencies under Gov. Pat Quinn’s control — the Illinois Department of Transportation — has been skirting hiring guidelines adopted in the wake of the 1990 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dramatically limited political hiring, firing and promotions in the state’s estimated...

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    August is school preparedness month; plan for emergencies

    by  • August 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Students soon will be heading back to school and parents across Illinois are busy getting their children ready for the new school year. As part of school preparedness month during August, the Illinois emergency management agency encourages parents to include emergency preparedness in those back-to-school plans. This includes knowing your child’s school or day...

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    Choate may again avoid federal decertification

    by  • August 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Efforts to keep a state facility for developmentally disabled Illinoisans from losing its federal funding took a step forward Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Illinois Department of Human Services said state health officials have accepted yet another plan to correct deficiencies at Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. That will allow...

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    Rail crossing to close U.S. 50 at Shattuc

    by  • August 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    BNSF railroad has announced a crossing closure in rural Sandoval starting at 6 a.m. Thursday. Due to the rail crossing being reseated on U.S. Highway 50 at Shattuc, traffic will be detoured from 6 a.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday. Eastbound traffic will be detoured down Shattuc Road to Route 161 and westbound traffic...

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