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    Jefferson County coroner releases 2012 stats

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe marks has released his report for 2012.  Marks says his office received 73 calls in 2012, 21 of which were accidents in which nine were vehicle related; two of those accidents were alcohol related. One accident involved a train and a vehicle, one accident involved a vehicle and a...

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    Record number of scholarships available for KC

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation has announced it has more scholarships available for current and prospective students than aver before. But the deadline to apply for those scholarships is quickly approaching on March 15, 2013.  For the 2013-2014 school year, the KC Foundation will be awarding approximately 231 scholarship awards totaling over $126,000. This is...

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    Cullerton pushing for pension overhaul

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    Illinois senate president John Cullerton wants to push forward with a pension overhaul “as quickly as possible” and says the timing is good to move forward with legalizing gay marriage. He spoke to the City Club of Chicago yesterday, giving a slide-slow presentation on Illinois’ financial problems. The Chicago democrat stressed the need for...

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    Area state rep named to firearms group

    by  • January 29, 2013 • News

    Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon wants new state lawmakers to learn about different perspectives on gun ownership. Simon is starting a firearms working group and announced its members earlier today, including Representative Charlie Meier, a republican from Okawville. Meier is the lone downstate legislator in the group. The group is made up of freshmen...

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    Company expansions equal jobs in Mt. Vernon

    by  • January 28, 2013 • News

    A new $237 million hospital in Mt. Vernon has officially opened. The newly-constructed Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon is transferring patients from an outdated existing facility with more than a dozen ambulances. Construction on the new center began in April 2010. It will create an estimated 112 health care jobs and...

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    Weekend fire results in meth charges for Centralia man

    by  • January 28, 2013 • News

    A weekend mobile home fire off Raccoon Lake resulted in a 49-year old Centralia man being arrested on methamphetamine allegations. David Wesley Millner, was formally charged this morning in Marion County Court with felony manufacture of less than 25 grams of meth and felony possession of meth manufacturing material. Centralia firefighters were called to...

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