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    City of Centralia explains electric aggregation vs. individual contracts

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The City of Centralia would like to eliminate any confusion that may be occurring due to the recent transition to your new electrical supplier. Residents have reported that electricity marketers have begun door-to-door and telephone campaigns in Centralia. Our residents should be aware that the electric aggregation program sponsored by the City of Centralia...

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    BREAKING: Murray closure temporarily halted

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    A federal court judge this morning approved a request for a temporary restraining order against the movement of any additional Murray center residents, effectively halting the closure of the center until further court proceedings can be held. U.S. District Judge Marvin Aspen’s Thursday action will continue a move announced last week to stop transfers...

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    Illinois high-volume ‘fracking’ under way

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — State records indicate that high-volume oil drilling already has begun in Illinois, where lawmakers and others are scrambling to pass a bill to establish regulations for a practice that has generated intense national debate as energy companies push into new territory.  Carmi-based Campbell Energy LLC submitted a well-completion report last year to...

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    Judge sides with bankrupt Patriot in benefits cuts

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A bankrupt coal producer has a judge’s go-ahead to significantly cut health care and pension benefits to thousands of workers and retirees in hopes of regaining its financial footing. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States on Wednesday approved of Patriot Coal’s request to impose wage and benefit cuts by throwing out its collective-bargaining...

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    Cellphone ban goes to Quinn

    by  • May 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A proposal that would ban the use of cellphones while driving in Illinois is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The House approved the bill 69-48 Tuesday, following a senate vote late last week. Quinn’s spokeswoman says the Chicago democrat will review the bill once he receives it. The proposal says motorists must use...

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