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    Lane closure set for U.S. 50 in Clinton County

    by  • June 6, 2014 • News

    The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced daytime lane closures that will reduce traffic to one lane on U.S. Highway 50 from Huey Road to Shattuc Road in Clinton County. Weather permitting, the lane closure will start Monday. June 9. The lane closure is necessary to patch and seal coat the pavement. It is...

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    Local women charged with Medicaid fraud

    by  • June 6, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP — Fifteen people are facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid home services program in Illinois by filling out bogus time sheets. Central District U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis announced the charges Thursday in Springfield. In one of the cases, a 36-year-old Bloomington man allegedly submitted time sheets for at least...

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    IDOT committee recommends east path for Route 51 expansion

    by  • June 6, 2014 • News

    Residents along Route 51 are being notified that a transportation committee has recommended a preferred route for the highway expansion through the Village of Sandoval. Emails from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicate the committee has recommended the eastern route, which was preferred by the majority to the western route that would draw traffic...

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    Feds charge six with conspiracy and money laundering

    by  • June 6, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — Six local individuals were charged Thursday in federal court on a four count indictment claiming conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Clinton, Cook, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties, as well as for a scheme to launder money obtained from drug sales. Allen J. Redmond, 49, also known as “North” and “Big Boy;” along...

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    ‘Incomplete’ Ill. budget leaves agencies in limbo

    by  • June 5, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers left Springfield last week after approving an election-year budget that’s leaving everyone from Illinois’ prison authorities to historic agency officials wondering about what comes next. The $35.7 billion spending plan keeps most funding flat after Democrats couldn’t find enough votes to extend the state’s temporary income increase to fill...

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