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    Centralia man pleads guilty to burglary charge

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    A 20-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty today in Marion County court to Class 2 felony burglary. Dereck W. Woods was sentenced to four years probation and ordered to complete drug and alcohol treatment. Two other Class 2 counts of burglary were dismissed per the plea agreement. Woods could have been sentenced to up to...

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    More construction and delays for I-57/I-64 travelers

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling Interstate 57 from mile marker 96 to mile marker 97 and Interstate 64 from mile marker 72 to mile marker 73 should be aware of upcoming work which will require lane reductions. Work began Monday at the north interchange of I-57 and I-64. Delays throughout...

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    Mining accident claims life of Marion man

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    A mining accident in Franklin County has left a 36-year-old Marion man dead. Dallas Dwaine Travelstead was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at a local hospital after an incident at the Sugar Camp M-class mine in Akin on Monday. Reports indicate Travelstead was killed when a piece of coal rolled over him. The accident is...

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    Supporters amass signatures in graduated tax push

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Backers of a plan to change Illinois’ income tax structure say they’ve collected more than 150,000 signatures from supporters. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that members of the group A Better Illinois say they hope to keep collecting signatures on their petition through the spring. They want to convince lawmakers...

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