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    Teacher strike will affect more than just Highland classes

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    HIGHLAND — Schools are closed in the Highland District Thursday, as teachers walked the picket line, but it’s not just classes that will be canceled — football games, other extracurricular activities and scheduled ACT testing also are in jeopardy. It’s unknown how long the strike could last, but Superintendent Mike Sutton asked parents to...

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    Body found in burned home still not identified

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The name of the victim whose body was found in the site of a house fire Sunday has not been released because the person has yet to be identified, a county official said this morning. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti released the information during a meeting with members of the...

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    Couple jailed for breaking infant’s ribs, leg

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    GRANITE CITY — The parents of a 7-week-old baby who was hospitalized with multiple broken bones have been charged with abusing the infant, police said. Ashlee Wethington, 18, and Kamryn Kerr, 20, of Granite City were charged Wednesday with aggravated battery to a child and endangering the life or health of a child. The...

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    Rauner’s budget blueprint is billions in the red

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    (AP) — The budget blueprint put forth by republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is billions in the red, according to an independent analysis. The current budget is short to the tune of $6.5 billion. Rauner is proposing tax cuts of $8 billion, while still talking about increasing spending on schools and transportation infrastructure. He...

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    FMC needs help finding water leak

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    ODIN — FMC Water Company needs assistance in finding a water leak. If anyone should see water running along locations of FMC water mains, or water pooling in unusual areas in the FMC service area, please call FMC at 618-775-6339 or 618-292-5092. Also, if FMC customers should experience low water pressure in their water...

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    Scammers phishing area Netflix users

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    (AP)– Internet thieves are turning to Netflix to bilk people out of their money. Better Business Bureau investigator Bill Smith says scammers are trying to convince Netflix users into downloading malicious software that’s disguised as “Netflix support software.” To avoid this scam and others like it, Smith says you should never let someone log...

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