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    Gubernatorial candidates discuss road fund disparity

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    Does downstate Illinois get too big of a share of the state’s road fund? The republican candidates for governor don’t think so. Legislators from Chicago and its suburbs have complained that less populated parts of the state receive a disproportionate amount of transportation revenues. Currently, funds are divided in a 55/45 split, with the...

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    Domestic battery call results in meth charges

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    A 46-year-old Centralia man originally being investigated for a domestic battery has also been charged with drug charges. Centralia police say they had been called to the home of Darren Featherstone on a report of domestic battery. While inside his home taking him into custody for aggravated domestic battery, police allegedly saw a small...

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    ISP investigating fiery semi crash on I-70

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    Illinois State Police District 12 is investigating a fiery crash Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Fayette County. Accident reports say a semi-truck was headed eastbound on the interstate when it struck another semi that was disabled on the shoulder of I-70. One of the semi-trucks and its trailer was fully engulfed in flames when...

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    GM recalls nearly 800,000 compact cars

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars in North America because the engines can shut down unexpectedly and cause crashes. The company says six people have been killed in crashes related to the problem. The recall affects Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years. U.S. safety...

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    Centralia man gets five years in child battery case

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    A 26-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Wednesday to 5-years in prison, after pleading guilty to violating his parole from a 2010 child battery case. In 2011, Travis R. Pokojski, a registered sex offender, was found guilty of the Class 3 felony charge of aggravated battery of a 2-year-old child resulting in bodily harm. He...

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