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    August is school preparedness month; plan for emergencies

    by  • August 14, 2013 • News

    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

    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

    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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    Death notice: Matthew Miller

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Obituaries

    Matthew Ryan Mario Miller,24, of Centralia, formerly of Wamac, Illinois passed away Monday (August 12, 2013) evening at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. Funeral Arrangements are in the care of the Moran Queen~Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois where friends may call for further information or online memorial condolences may be sent to...

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    ISP releases July activity reports for area

    by  • August 13, 2013 • News

    Illinois State Police District 12 commander, Captain Morrie Fraser, announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of July. Troopers in district 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion and Richland counties, answered 835 calls for service and initiated 1,938 incidents in the field during the month. In addition,...

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