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    Centralia man arrested at Mt. Vernon hotel

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 33-year-old Centralia man is in the Jefferson County Jail, following a Saturday night incident at a hotel in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, they responded to a call at approximately 8:38 p.m. Saturday at the America’s Best Value Inn, that Brooks J. Sides of Centralia had allegedly strangled and...

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    Aviston man gets 7 years for DUI death

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An Aviston man being tried for causing a Trenton woman’s death while driving drunk has pleaded guilty in Madison County Court. As his trial was winding down Friday, 36-year-old James L. Griesbaum pleaded guilty to two of the four DUI charges he faced over the death of Barbara K. Green, whose Dodge Dakota truck...

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    Green Party chair submits revenue ideas

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Green Party of Illinois chairman Rich Whitney reminded lawmakers during a conference committee hearing of two ideas to bring in lots of money and harm virtually no one. One would target speculative trades such as options contracts, futures contracts, and credit default swaps traded in Chicago. “A tax of .01 percent on these trades,”...

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    Lawmaker says Murray residents being moved against their will

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to state Representative Charlie Meier, an Okawville republican, he and fellow representative Naomi Jakobsson, a Champaign democrat, toured the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia this weekend and left with some heartbreaking stories. Meier says residents repeatedly asked him and Jakobsson to help them stay at Murray, crying from the knowledge they would...

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    Federal auditors want Rockford stimulus repayment

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    ROCKFORD — (AP) — Federal auditors are recommending that the city of Rockford repay more than $205,000 in federal stimulus money, claiming the funds were improperly documented. The Rockford Register Star reports that the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general’s office reviewed how the city spent about $600,000 of $1.06 million that...

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