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    Centralia doctor running for state rep

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    A local chiropractor announced today his candidacy for Illinois state representative. Dr. Josh Berger of Centralia says he will seek election to House District 107, a seat currently held by Salem republican John Cavaletto. The 31-year-old Berger says the older generation is waiting to see the young generation stand up, take the reins and...

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    Power company CFO arrested for forgery

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    The chief financial officer of Wayne-White Electric is facing two counts of forgery. 48-year-old Bruce Johnson of Wayne City was arrested Wednesday morning by Fairfield police. The charges stem from two checks which totaled more than $16,000 that were written in 2009 to a used car dealer. Johnson is being held in the Wayne...

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    Disabled man dies in group home

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    The mother of a mentally disabled man who died after a fight at a Bolingbrook group home has filed a lawsuit against his caregivers. The Herald-News in Joliet reports that Teresa Gale filed the lawsuit Monday in Will County. She claims a caregiver for her 30-year-old son didn’t seek help soon enough to prevent...

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    High school juniors facing writing tests

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    Illinois high school juniors will be tested on writing skills for the first time in years during standardized tests next spring. But lawmakers haven’t given the State Board of Education extra money to pay for the 30-minute essay test. Board officials tell the Associated Press they’ve been given the same $27 million to spend...

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    Large property auction to be held in MetroEast

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    An auction in St. Clair County will include homes, land and mobile homes with delinquent real estate taxes. County officials say 523 properties and 87 mobile homes will be auctioned July 24 and 25 at the courthouse in Belleville. Officials say they hope that selling the abandoned properties will improve the appearance of neighborhoods...

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    Police warn about hot car dangers

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    Summer has officially arrived and with the rise in temperatures, the Illinois State Police are encouraging people to be mindful of children and pets in vehicles. Nationally, vehicular heat stroke took the lives of 32 children in 2012. There has already been one such death in the East Saint Louis area this summer. As...

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