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    Madigan files suit against Quinn appointee for multiple pollution violations

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan is sharply criticizing an oil company owned by an appointee of Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the firm is “the worst polluter in the field of Illinois oil production.” Her comment, contained in a news release issued late Thursday, came as she announced a 61-count complaint with Illinois pollution control board...

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    State plans pesticide container recycling

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Agriculture is again offering farmers a free pesticide container recycling program this summer. Sites throughout the state will collect the containers starting in late July. The used containers will be ground into chips and turned into shipping pallets, fence posts and other products. Agriculture Director Bob Flider says more than...

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    Salem Relay surpasses goal

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Salem Relay for Life topped its $85,000 goal this weekend, bringing in more than $87,000 by Saturday’s closing. The top team this year was North American Lighting Points of Light. The team raised $19,344. The Xi Eta Country Financial team was second and the Salem Township Hospital team was third. Katie’s Buddies team...

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    Calumet Street project moving forward

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Centralia High School administration, improvements to Airport Road and Calumet Street will take 12 to 14 months and is scheduled to begin around September, with the actual paving work being completed next spring and summer. A left turn lane will be installed on Calumet Street into the high school’s middle entrance...

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    Illinois ends fiscal year $6.1 billion in red

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) – Illinois finished the fiscal year on Sunday $6.1 billion in the red. But Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Monday that the backlog of unpaid bills to schools, agencies, hospitals and businesses is expected to grow another $1.4 billion by next month. The state collected $1.3 billion in unexpected tax revenue this spring...

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    I-57 motorcycle accident leaves one dead

    by  • June 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 43-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon when just after 2 p.m. his motorcycle hit a rough spot on Interstate 57 just north of Mt. Vernon, his female passenger was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. According to Illinois State Police, Michael Jordan, of O’Fallon, was north bound and had just exited a...

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