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    Female Danville prison guard assaulted

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The medium security Danville Correctional Center was placed on full lockdown Thursday, following a reported assault on a prison guard early that morning, according to a corrections spokesman. “No serious injuries were sustained, and a thorough investigation is underway,” says newly hired IDOC Director of Information, Tom Shaer. “Any physical contact with a guard...

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    Kell FPD responds to garbage truck fire

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Kell fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld, Kell firefighters responded to a call Wednesday afternoon of a garbage truck on fire.   Upon arrival at State Route 37, just south of State Route 161, firefighters discovered the truck box was carrying a load of building material that had caught fire.   Firefighters were able...

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    IDOC director says pay raises based on merit

    by  • May 2, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

     Responding to a recent story regarding pay increases within the Illinois Department of Corrections, agency Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez, says the suggestion that four of his former administrators were “given” their pay increases was inaccurate. “The suggestion that anything was “given” to these executives is inaccurate and ignores the fact that each was promoted...

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    Boswell receives Rotary Service Award

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Retired Centralia physician Dee. C. Boswell has been awarded the Rotary’s prestigious Service Above Self Award, according to District Governor Thomas H. Ripperda. One of only 150 made out of Rotary’s 1.2 million worldwide members, the award was announced Saturday during Rotary District 6510′s annual District Assembly in Carterville. Ripperda had nominated Boswell for...

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    Six health insurers apply for Illinois marketplace

    by  • May 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials say they’ve received applications from six insurance carriers that want to sell 165 health policies on the online insurance marketplace that’s a cornerstone of the nation’s new health care law. Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement Wednesday he’s “very encouraged” multiple plans are being offered. But the number of proposals is...

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