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    West Nile Virus found in Marion County

    by  • September 12, 2014 • Breaking News

    CENTRALIA — The Marion County Department of Public Health has announced that a sample taken from mosquito pool on the southwest side of Centralia has tested positive for West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has obtained the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Centralia...

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    Illinois anticipated crop yield up this year

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    A revised forecast published Thursday anticipates even more corn and soybeans in Illinois. The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre, up from a forecast last month of 188, and last year’s result of 178. Rod Weinzierl, executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association this will be a year...

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    School bus involved in overnight accident on I-57

    by  • September 12, 2014 • News

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Three people were injured an accident that happened Thursday night on Interstate 57 north of the Ina exit that involved a school bus. It happened around 9:20 p.m. at mile marker 89 in Jefferson County. According to the Illinois State Police, a northbound school bus rear-ended a Chevy Suburban that was...

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    Teacher strike will affect more than just Highland classes

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    HIGHLAND — Schools are closed in the Highland District Thursday, as teachers walked the picket line, but it’s not just classes that will be canceled — football games, other extracurricular activities and scheduled ACT testing also are in jeopardy. It’s unknown how long the strike could last, but Superintendent Mike Sutton asked parents to...

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    Body found in burned home still not identified

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The name of the victim whose body was found in the site of a house fire Sunday has not been released because the person has yet to be identified, a county official said this morning. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti released the information during a meeting with members of the...

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