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    New law makes old hearing aid batteries illegal

    by  • July 7, 2013 • News

    (AP) — An older type of hearing aid battery containing mercury is now illegal in Illinois and several other states that have banned them. Governor Pat Quinn signed the law last year. It took effect Monday. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the legislation targets what’s known as a zinc-air button battery. The U.S. banned...

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    Phelps: Gov playing politics with concealed carry

    by  • July 7, 2013 • News

    (AP) — The sponsor of legislation to allow the concealed carry of firearms in Illinois says Governor Pat Quinn’s efforts to make the measure more restrictive could backfire and lead to “mayhem.” Representative Brandon Phelps is a Democrat from Harrisburg. He says Quinn is trying to appeal to voters in Cook County and is...

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    Child safety seat class scheduled at SMGS

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    July 16th through July 19th a Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Car Seat class will be held in Centralia at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. The course will certify the user to be a licensed car seat technician. It is a good and  informative class for anyone, especially police, fire, EMS, or day care...

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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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