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    Kaskaskia College narrows presidential search to two finalists

    by  • February 20, 2015 • Breaking News

    CENTRALIA –Kaskaskia College has announced it has two finalists in the nation-wide search for a president to replace the retiring President Dr. James Underwood. According to an afternoon press release, the two finalists have been selected for on campus visits and interviews. The candidates’ schedules will include an open forum with faculty, staff, and...

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    Closings & Delays for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    by  • February 16, 2015 • Breaking News

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    Schools: Ashley Grade School — Closed BCMW all classes except full-day/full-year – Closed (staff should report if possible) Bethel Grade School – Closed Bluford Grade School – Closed Bond County C U School District 2 – Closed Brownstown C U School District 201 – Closed Carbondale Community High School – Closed Carbondale District #95...

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    Two more measles cases confirmed in Illinois

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Breaking News

    CHICAGO (AP) – Health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in suburban Chicago, bringing the total number of cases to eight. The Cook County Health Department said Monday that those infected include two adults and six infants, all of whom were not vaccinated. Seven cases are associated with a Palatine...

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    Rauner takes aim at state employee unions

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Breaking News

    SPRINGFIELD — According to a press release issued from his office, Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Executive Order 15-13 eliminating “unfair” share dues for state employees who do not wish to fund government union activities and positions with which they may disagree. The governor’s actions come after an extensive legal review of the U.S....

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    Drew Peterson charged in Southern Illinois court with trying to have prosecutor murdered

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Breaking News

    RANDOLPH COUNTY — In prison for killing his third wife, former Bollingbrook police officer Drew Peterson has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him there. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirms in a press statement that she and Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker have filed...

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    Illinois budget shortfall could impact developmentally disabled

    by  • February 7, 2015 • Breaking News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois rehabilitation services could face a $110 million shortfall in programs that cover mental health and developmentally-disabled adults. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports payments that support the two programs are slowing. The $35.7 billion budget lawmakers passed in May does not include enough money for the rest of the...

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