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    CPD tactical team conducts two simultaneous K-2 raids

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday on two locations on north Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals were arrested and charged under a new Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, unlawful possession of a...

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    Two Centralia women arrested on crack charges

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    According to Capt. Richard Densmore with the Centralia Police Department, two women were arrested at their homes Friday on multiple counts of unlawful delivery of crack cocaine. Densmore says 53-year-old Antoinette Strowder, of Centralia, was arrested on four counts manufacture with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. Taniska Morning, 35, also of Centralia,...

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    IDOC announces promotions following deputy director resignation

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) has announced the promotion of three individuals within the agency, following Friday’s resignation of former Southern Region Deputy Director Ty Bates. Shannis Stock has been named IDOC Acting Deputy Director, Southern Region, Jeff Parker takes over for Stock and becomes Acting Warden of Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center and...

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    BREAKING: Bates resigns from IDOC following scandal

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Deputy Director Ty Bates has resigned his position with the Department of Corrections and is no longer an employee of the agency, which has been confirmed by IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer. Bates made headlines this week when Withers Broadcasting received an official document listing the...

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    Madigan to join Monday pension meeting

    by  • June 7, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Governor Pat Quinn says he’ll meet with Illinois legislative leaders on Monday to discuss how to solve the state’s pension crisis. The meeting will include House Speaker Mike Madigan, who didn’t attend a meeting Quinn called this week. Quinn has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a June 19th special session.

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