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    Man with local ties recommended for federal bench

    by  • July 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Senator Dick Durbin says he has recommended to President Barack Obama five candidates for any vacant federal judgeships in southern Illinois. The democratic senator from Illinois says the selections were made by a bipartisan screening panel he commissioned, and it’s Obama’s call on nominating anyone for senate consideration. Durbin’s recommendations include Benton federal prosecutor...

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    U.S. Atty charges 15 with medicaid fraud

    by  • July 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Fifteen people in southern Illinois have been charged in 12 separate federal indictments for health care program fraud. According to Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, the charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and up to 3 years of supervised release. Some of...

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    Quinn continues pension rhetoric

    by  • July 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The governor is still applying rhetorical heat to lawmakers over the pension issue. Gov. Pat Quinn is sticking with the no-pay-until-completion gambit. He says he thinks it’s important to keep the pressure on, and that the state needs a fundamental overhaul on the area of pension reform. He says until a bill gets on...

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    Centralia issues road work schedule

    by  • July 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The City of Centralia public works will be starting road work projects Monday, weather permitting. No parking will be allowed on these streets from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cars will be towed. The city is asking that all vehicles be moved away from the street. Starting on Monday, work will begin on E....

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