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    Godinez last of IDOC officials senator called on to resign

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    As we reported Thursday, the Illinois Department of Corrections had investigated a sexual harassment claim against one of its top officials, the second such investigation in his IDOC career. Friday night, that official, Southern Illinois Deputy Director Ty Bates resigned his position, effective immediately. It was just six months ago, that then state Sen....

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    Kentucky man threatens Metropolis nuclear facility

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    A 61-year-old Kentucky man is facing charges following an alleged bomb threat at the Honeywell plant in Metropolis. Thomas Clark of Beaver Dam, Kentucky was taken into custody Friday afternoon and charged with disorderly conduct. The nuclear enrichment facility was locked down around noon Friday after a suspicious vehicle was noticed on site. No...

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    Centralia woman recieves Spotlight Award

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    A volunteer tutor for “The Reading Link” program at Kaskaskia College, Linda Berry of Centralia was one of ten recipients of the Illinois Press Association’s Spotlight Award. The award is given annually to ten tutors and ten learners in a ceremony held in Springfield.  Berry began helping others learn to read in English after...

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    Duo ID’d in weekend K-2 raid

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday night on two homes in the 500 block of North Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals, 17-year-old Leon Allen and 20-year-old Steven Kristopher Martin, were arrested and charged...

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    Goreville to repeal mandatory gun law

    by  • June 10, 2013 • News

    Leaders in the small southern Illinois community of Goreville are expected to repeal an ordinance that requires residents to own a gun. The mayor says the law was likely adopted sometime in the early 1980s. Local leaders approved the law to make a statement after a community near Chicago voted to ban firearms in...

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