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    No single cure for state’s financial woes

    by  • November 4, 2013 • News

    It’s uncertain whether Illinois lawmakers will address the state’s nearly $100 billion pension shortfall when they return to Springfield for the final week of the fall legislative session. But even if they do, Illinois won’t be out of the woods financially. That was the takeaway of a sobering new study by the University of...

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    Man in custody for wife’s shooting death in Cairo

    by  • November 4, 2013 • News

    The man wanted in connection to the shooting death of a woman in Cairo late Friday night is in custody. Thirty-year-old Chauncy Hughes turned himself into police Saturday and is being held at the Tri-county Justice Center in Ullin. Authorities allege Hughes shot and killed his wife, 22-year-old Heather Davis at a home in...

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    Obit: Homer W. Meadows

    by  • November 4, 2013 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Homer W. Meadows, age 92, of Centralia,passed away at 7:30 a.m.,Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Centralia Fireside House in Centralia. Funeral Arrangements are in the care of the Moran Queen~Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may call for further information. Online memorial condolences may be sent to Mr. Meadows’ family at...

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    Professional regulation releases disciplinary report

    by  • November 1, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued a report on disciplinary actions taken during September 2013. Mandy McLaughlin of Carterville and Maleah Sanders of Centralia had their cosmetology licenses reprimanded and each must complete deficient hours. They were each fined $140 for failure to complete required hours of continuing education hours for...

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    Authorities looking into infant’s death

    by  • November 1, 2013 • News

    Authorities in Williamson County are looking into the death of an infant in Johnston City. The 3-month old victim was found unresponsive when authorities arrived a little after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon at a home along west Fifth Street in the Williamson County community. Reports indicate the child, Brayson Michael Vaughn, was taken to a...

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