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    Illinois parolees eligible for Medicaid in 2014

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prison officials estimate nearly 30,000 newly freed inmates will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports state officials say better access to care for physical and mental health issues may help parolees succeed outside...

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    Illinois gas prices go down

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News

    The price of gasoline is down. The statewide average for gas in Illinois stands at $3.29, down 13 cents from a month ago, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report. Triple-A spokesman Beth Mosher says the time of year is a factor. “Not only is it the time of year but supplies are plentiful...

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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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