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    Community pulls together for Blackhawk sports

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    Parents and families in Sandoval are working to save Blackhawk athletics at the junior and senior high school, after a number of sports programs had to be cut due to budget constraints. The Village of Sandoval last night approved a block party from noon until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 28, between Fats and Bubs...

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    Judge denies motion in Farina murder for hire case

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    A 35-year-old Farina man charged with attempting to hire someone to kill his wife was in Fayette County Court Wednesday. Mark G. Fulk appeared before Judge James Roberts on a motion hearing, in which the defense was asking the court to quash subpoenas issued in the case. Roberts denied the motion, which asked that...

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    CILA home doors away from sex predator

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    We confirmed reports Thursday that a home on Ridge Road in Centralia that has been converted into a community integrated living arrangement home, or CILA home, is just doors away from a registered sexual predator. However, our research indicates that such proximity is not a consideration when locating a CILA home, and is not...

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    NOAA warns of dangerous heat this week

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement until further notice, warning it will be hot and humid with temperatures reaching dangerous levels over the next few days. Temperatures today and Friday are expected to reach the mid 90s, with heat index values soaring to between 100 and 105 degrees. People involved...

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    Man dies in Champaign County grain bin

    by  • July 18, 2013 • News

    A 55-year-old man died after an accident in a central Illinois grain bin. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Roy L. McCarty died Wednesday afternoon when he was buried beneath corn in a sweltering Sidney grain bin. Temperatures inside the bin were about 120 degrees. Firefighters say the Sidney man was working at Premier...

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