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    Southern Ill. voters favor reform, term limits

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    Reform, reform, reform – that’s what southern Illinois voters say they support in a new poll. According to the poll released by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, voters are solidly in favor of term limits, open primaries, and changing the redistricting process. John Jackson, co-director of the poll, says,...

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    Centralia tornado sirens sound after power outage

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    An early Wednesday morning traffic accident resulted in many people in Centralia waking up to the sound of tornado sirens. According to Centralia police, at approximately 5:45 Wednesday morning, a man driving in the 600 block of South Hickory struck a power pole, knocking out in power in the area, including to the police...

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    Obit: Nancy Weber

    by  • October 16, 2013 • Obituaries

    BARTELSO — Nancy Weber, nee Mondt, 60, of Bartelso, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at her home. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso, with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery in Bartelso. Visitation will be from...

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    Cullerton: Pension issue could bypass committee

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state’s pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split. The Chicago Democrat tells The Associated Press in an interview that lawmakers could bypass the committee and call a vote through another legislative route....

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    Salem PD investigates flower shop robbery

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News

    Salem police are investigating a Monday robbery which of Paradise Flowers, located in the 700 block of North Broadway. According to police, at approximately 5:15 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk behind the counter. He reportedly did not display or infer a weapon. The clerk advised him...

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