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    High-speed chase reaches 120 mph, stolen car totaled

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    A 17-year-old man believed involved in two police chases last night has reportedly been taken to the Marion County jail this morning, after Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn noticed what he says was a suspicious looking male on Hickory Street. Alcorn stopped the individual and discovered he was a suspect in two fleeing and...

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    Kirk calls for change to medical debt credit reporting

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) wants a consumer agency to fix the problem of medical debt affecting credit reports. Along with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Kirk is urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate the issue, which he says can cause costly errors. Kirk says the issue is close to him personally....

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    Alton police shoot man with “airsoft” gun

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    Authorities in Alton say an officer shot a man who was brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun during a confrontation. Police Chief Jake Simmons says the man wounded during the encounter Tuesday afternoon was sent to a hospital. His medical status wasn’t clear Wednesday. Police say officers responded to a report...

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    ACA workshops scheduled for area

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    An informational open house regarding the Affordable Care Act will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kaskaskia College Workforce Center in Centralia, across from the post office and our radio station. In person counselors will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding the new health insurance program —...

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