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    Local groups give back to their community

    by  • August 13, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SALEM — In the midst of so much bad news, let’s put some light on some good news. A park rededication is planned, thanks to the efforts of two organizations that helped revitalize a Salem neighborhood park. Salem Mayor John Raymer has announced that the City of Salem will be holding a rededication ceremony...

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    Mt. Vernon man gets fed time for meth

    by  • August 12, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to federal prison, after he earlier pleaded guilty to federal methamphetamine charges. Jose A. Roman was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $200. According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen Wigginton, the court...

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    Illinois crops outpacing historical averages

    by  • August 12, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ corn and soybean crops continue to outpace the historical averages. Corn is 77 percent in the dough stage and 17 percent dented, and soybeans are 94 percent blooming and 79 percent setting pods. These figures are all ahead of last year (corn: 47 percent dough and 5 percent dented, soybeans: 89...

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    AARP survey shows voter anxiety

    by  • August 12, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A new survey puts numbers to people’s anxieties about the future. AARP Illinois used the Illinois State Fair’s Senior Day to roll out results of a survey of about 800 voters – roughly half of whom are retired. AARP Illinois Advocacy Director Ryan Gruenenfelder says they worry about their incomes not keeping up with...

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