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    Centralia man pleads guilty to home invasion

    by  • June 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Centralia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a 2012 Class X felony home invasion. In exchange for 57-year-old William F. Gegan’s plea, a felony firearm possession charge was dismissed. Gegan will be sentenced July 31st. Gegan reportedly forced his way into a Marquis Drive residence where he confronted a person there with a 22-caliber...

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    Despite tax windfall, Ill. fiscal health little improved

    by  • June 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Despite a windfall of money in April that went to pay state vendors, Illinois’ comptroller is warning that the payments will have little impact on the state’s long-term fiscal health. A stronger-than-expected income tax season brought an additional $1.2 billion, earmarked for vendor payments, into state coffers, but comptroller Judy Barr Topinka says while...

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    Road group seeks tax tied to gas cost

    by  • June 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois transit advocates are proposing a plan to fix the state’s deteriorating roads through a new tax that would raise the price at the gas pump. The Transportation for Illinois Coalition says the $800-million-dollar-a-year plan is necessary to get a toehold on needed repairs to roads, bridges and rails. The influential group is pushing...

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