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    New law makes old hearing aid batteries illegal

    by  • July 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — An older type of hearing aid battery containing mercury is now illegal in Illinois and several other states that have banned them. Governor Pat Quinn signed the law last year. It took effect Monday. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the legislation targets what’s known as a zinc-air button battery. The U.S. banned...

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    DHS letter tries to overcome Murray guardians legal documents

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Just weeks after a federal judge placed a halt on the transfers of Murray Center residents without permission of their guardians, those very guardians are receiving letters from the Department of Human Services, looking to speed up the assessment process. “We remain committed to rebalancing the state’s system of caring for persons with developmental...

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    Centralia doctor running for state rep

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A local chiropractor announced today his candidacy for Illinois state representative. Dr. Josh Berger of Centralia says he will seek election to House District 107, a seat currently held by Salem republican John Cavaletto. The 31-year-old Berger says the older generation is waiting to see the young generation stand up, take the reins and...

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    Power company CFO arrested for forgery

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The chief financial officer of Wayne-White Electric is facing two counts of forgery. 48-year-old Bruce Johnson of Wayne City was arrested Wednesday morning by Fairfield police. The charges stem from two checks which totaled more than $16,000 that were written in 2009 to a used car dealer. Johnson is being held in the Wayne...

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