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    Murray closure on indefinite hold

    by  • July 28, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — Despite a positive ruling from a federal judge, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration’s push to close the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia is on indefinite hold. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, there is no timetable for closing the facility, but the agency, which operates the Murray Center, anticipates...

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    More federal charges filed against former Fairfield coach

    by  • July 28, 2014 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS — Charges keep building up against former Fairfield Community High School Coach Timothy Going, who was arraigned Monday on a new four-count federal indictment. The 43-year-old is charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A detention hearing has...

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    Permits soon available for controlled pheasant hunting

    by  • July 25, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available. In a Wednesday news release, state officials say 16 of 20 pheasant hunting sites are operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The others are operated in a private-public partnership. The state’s reservation system for online...

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    Starkly contrasting numbers in area unemployment

    by  • July 25, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the June unemployment rates, which went up in some counties after a few months of dropping. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 7.1 percent, that’s up from 7.5 percent in May. The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.1,...

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