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    Centralia man gets 5-years on meth conviction

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 45-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County court to a Class 1 charge of manufacturing less than 15 grams of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Kevin K. Berry was arrested in July after Centralia police found him with a jug containing meth in...

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    Trial date set in case of teen captive

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A trial date is set in southwestern Illinois for a man accused of having held a teenager captive in his house for more than three years, fathering her child. Twenty-seven-year-old Steven Johnson is to go on trial Nov. 18 in St. Clair County on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and being a felon...

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    Local government financial records available online

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The financial records for your city, town, or county are now available online. Illinois comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is launching “the warehouse,” an online database of financial reports that her office collects from more than 5200 counties, municipalities, and special taxing districts in Illinois. “we have put all those records and other pertinent local...

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    Marion County facing more than $500k budget gap

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    What was initially an anticipated $235,000 budget deficit was the result of a mathematical error for the Marion County board, which has now adjusted that estimate to a more than half-million dollar shortfall. A Monday night meeting of the county finance committee revealed the initial error that had projected revenues of more than $7,311,000,...

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