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    Centralia gas station robbed at gunpoint

    by  • May 2, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Police are confirming an armed robbery took place last night in Centralia. According to Centralia Police Captain Richard Densmore, around 9:50 Thursday night, a skinny black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt pulled a gun on the attendant of the Swifty’s gas station on west Nollman. Densmore says the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount...

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    Rauner launches corruption tip line

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    After months of bashing state employees and their unions, gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner now wants those same employees to help take down Gov. Pat Quinn. In a bizarre move, Rauner’s campaign Thursday launched a statewide whistleblower tip line for citizens who wish to anonymously report incidents of corruption, including patronage hiring and misuse of...

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    IDOC inmate charged in Vandalia arson case

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A 35-year-old inmate of the Illinois Department of Corrections was charged Thursday morning in Fayette County court with multiple felonies, including Class X residential arson for an April fire in Vandalia. Brian T. Thompson, of Mt. Olive, was charged Thursday morning with aggravated arson knowing people present – a Class S felony, arson of...

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