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    West Nile Virus confirmed in Marion County

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Public health officials have confirmed a mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been located in the City of Salem; this is according to City Manager Bill Gruen. In the metro-east, officials have also identified another batch of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, on Monday the St. Clair County health department found a mosquito...

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    Temporary lay offs in Salem

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Calls to the studio have asked us to confirm a large layoff at a Marion County business. While we were able to confirm a layoff of 25-30 workers at Schutt Sports in Salem, the City of Salem also confirmed that those layoffs are temporary and seasonal. Schutt is an Illinois based company and is...

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    George Ryan officially a free man

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is officially a free man. The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and in January he was moved to home confinement. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says Ryan was released Wednesday morning, a day ahead of schedule. Ryan spent months in his Kankakee...

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    Anna woman jailed after kidnapping a newborn

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A woman is jailed in southern Illinois after being accused of threatening a mother with a knife and tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. Union County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna with aggravated armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful restraint. During a court appearance Tuesday, a judge assigned a...

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    Exercise caution with door to door sales people

    by  • July 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The City of Centralia Clerk’s Office and Police Department have recently received a number of calls and complaints regarding door to door sales persons operating in the community.  Recent reports by affected citizens suggest what was described as high pressure sales pitches and confusion about what services were to be offered. The city urges...

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