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    *FOUND* Police searching for missing Pana woman

    by  • June 24, 2013 • News

    UPDATE: A 69-year-old Pana woman we reported last night as missing has been found. Viola Howell was last seen between 7 a.m. and noon Sunday at the Walgreens in Pana. No details have been released regarding her condition or the circumstances that led to her being reported as missing. Pana police are looking for...

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    Water service work scheduled in Salem

    by  • June 24, 2013 • News

    On Tuesday, June 25 water service will be temporarily disconnected to all residence West of 2025 W. Main St. in Salem, for approximately three hours. This includes all of the Texas Camp area continuing west to Hoots Chapel Road. Work is intended to begin around 9 a.m. When water service is returned customers will...

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    Eight percent of Ill. workers made over $100K in 2012

    by  • June 24, 2013 • News

    A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012. Gatehouse Media Illinois newspapers reported this weekend that 8 percent of the state’s workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That’s about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll. The analysis looked at all...

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    Agencies offer lightning safety advice

    by  • June 24, 2013 • News

    Lightning Safety Awareness Week is this week. Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service want you to remember, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.” The slogan is an important reminder that if you can hear thunder you’re close enough to be struck by lightning, even if the thunderstorm isn’t directly...

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    Storms swamp boats on Carlyle Lake

    by  • June 23, 2013 • News

    As storms rolled through the area Saturday, multiple boats on Carlyle Lake were overcome by waves. Rough water and waves reported to be 6-feet high resulted in at least half-dozen boats being swamped. There are no reports of any injuries, but the damage to property was a clear display of why boaters are encouraged...

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