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    Woman who died in Sunday fire identified

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The woman who died in a Sunday night fire at her home in Vienna has been identified as 52-year-old Cora Roe, Johnson County Coroner David Rockwell confirmed to The Southern Illinoisan Monday afternoon. According to the Southern, Roe was inside the house, located on South Fifth Street, when it caught fire at about 7:45...

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    Capital funding announced for area

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn Sunday joined local and area officials to announce $5.3 million from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program that can be used to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure in southern Illinois. The funds are in addition to the annual Motor Fuel Tax revenues these municipalities are scheduled to receive this...

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    IDOT roadwork will close roads in Kinmundy

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that both lanes of Illinois Route 37 will be closed starting Tuesday from North Jefferson Street to East First Street, or Kinlou Road in Kinmundy. All lanes are anticipated to reopen and construction to be completed by Tuesday, Oct. 22. The road closure is needed for maintenance....

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    Flesh-eating heroin-like drug in Illinois

    by  • October 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made an appearance in Illinois, authorities say. Known on the street as “krokodil,” the caustic homemade opiate is made from over-the-counter codeine-based headache pills mixed with iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol. When it’s injected, it destroys a user’s tissue, turning their...

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