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    Ameren gets OK for transmission line in Illinois

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State regulators have given Ameren permission to acquire the right-of-way to build a 380-mile-long transmission line across Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports  that Ameren Transmission received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for section of Coles, Douglas, Moultrie and Piatt counties. The high-voltage transmission line is planned...

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    Anti-abortion activist challenges Shimkus again

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) — A self-described conservative and anti-abortion activist says she’ll mount a second Democratic challenge to Republican congressman John Shimkus. Angela Michael tells the Belleville News-Democrat she’s challenging the long-time incumbent and hopes to use her candidacy to draw attention to abortion. She did the same thing in 2012 when Democrats didn’t mount...

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    Third person arrested in Centralia meth conspiracy

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    A third person has been arrested in Centralia for suspicion of providing pseudoephedrine pills to another person who is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Danny J. Vaughn, 55, of Centralia, was arrested Thursday by sheriff’s deputies, for allegedly providing 36-year-old Billy Cameron with the pills in exchange for finished meth product. Vaughn was taken to...

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    Police: school bus attack unfounded

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    According to Salem police, a report they recently received of an alleged battery on a city school bus is unfounded. Police chief Ron Campo says that looking at the video from the school bus there is no indication of any physical contact with the young girl who was reported to have been assaulted by...

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    Youth deer hunt gets 3 day schedule

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    Illinois’ youth will have three days in October to deer hunt with firearms. Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday the hunt will be held Oct. 12-14 for youths who haven’t reached their 16th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Participants must have completed a DNR-approved hunter education course. They also...

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    Area road construction will lead to delays

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Route 161 from just east of Slant Road to just west of Randolph Drive in Centralia will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours starting Monday and running through Friday, August 30, weather permitting. Also starting Monday, there will be lane restrictions on U.S. Highway 51 in...

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