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    Pedestrian survives being struck by train in Wamac

    by  • August 21, 2013 • News

    Wamac acting police chief Brooks Alcorn has confirmed that a 50-year-old Centralia man struck by an Amtrak train last night survived the accident. According to Alcorn, 50-year-old Richard Tate was struck by the passenger train as it was entering the rail yard. Brooks says the train was traveling 35 mph when it noticed Tate...

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    Bail set at $150k for Ina man in meth case

    by  • August 20, 2013 • News

    A 41-year-old Ina man is in the Jefferson County Jail, after police raided a home Friday and reportedly found a methamphetamine lab. According to police reports, Jonathan W. Cooper was arrested after police entered the home at 202 Maple Street in Ina and found a large amount of meth and meth making materials. Cooper...

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    Judge warns of telephone scam involving jury duty

    by  • August 20, 2013 • News

    The chief federal judge in southern Illinois is warning citizens not to fall for a telephone scam involving jury duty and possible identity theft. The caller poses as a court official and threatens prosecution for shirking jury duty. The caller then tries to extract confidential data from the call’s recipient. Chief Judge David R....

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    Ill. workers’ comp insurance rate down 4.5 percent

    by  • August 20, 2013 • News

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration says the statewide average workers’ compensation rate has dropped 4.5 percent. Officials say the figure set by a national rating agency continues a downward trend that has saved Illinois employers $315 million in insurance premium costs since 2011. The National Council on Compensation Insurance issued the figure Monday. Insurance companies...

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    Centralia gearing up for fall cleanup days

    by  • August 20, 2013 • News

    The City of Centralia would like to announce that this year’s Keep Centralia Beautiful fall city wide cleanup event is scheduled for October 19th, 2013. Any organizations or individuals interesting in volunteering will need to meet at 9 .m. in Fairview Park. Bags will be provided along with vests, gloves & orangatongs for everyone....

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    Jesse White Tumblers coming to Centralia

    by  • August 20, 2013 • News

    The Centralia High School Alumni Association and the Centralia Youth Commission is proud to sponsor the Jesse White Tumbling Team at the Centralia High School gymnasium from 1 until 1:30 Friday afternoon. These dedicated young men and women have been seen during half-time shows at the NBA, the NFL and Major League Baseball games...

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