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    Rauner’s budget plan calls for deep spending cuts

    by  • February 18, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois’ new Republican governor is calling for deep spending cuts to address a state budget billions in the red without raising taxes. Gov. Bruce Rauner said during his first budget address Wednesday that Illinois has been living beyond its means. He says lawmakers must be willing to make unpopular decisions to...

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    Centralia mayor delivers State of the City address

    by  • February 18, 2015 • News

    CENTRALIA — Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby has released his State-of-the-City presentation, which shows a more than $284,000 reduction in Centralia’s General Corporate Budget from four years ago. The city also has a substantial increase of cash on hand from nearly negative $22,000 in 2012, to more than $1.262 million projected for this year. According...

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    Closings and delays for Thursday, February 19, 2015

    by  • February 18, 2015 • News

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    SCHOOLS: Alternative Learning Academy, Centralia — Closed Ashley Grade School — Closed BCMW Head Start — No classes except full-day/full-year — all staff to report Bethel Grade School — Closed Bluford Grade School — Closed Bond County C U School District 2 — Closed Carbondale Community High School District 165 — Closed Carbondale Grade...

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    Closings and delays for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    by  • February 17, 2015 • News

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      Closings & Delays for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Schools: Bluford Grade School — Closed Carbondale Community High School — Closed Carbondale Elementary School — Closed Carterville Christian Prep Academy — Closed Carterville Unit 5 — Closed Centralia High School – Late Start with buses running one hour later and classes starting at 9:10...

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    Centralia police respond to fatal shooting

    by  • February 17, 2015 • News

    CENTRALIA — Just before 10 o’clock Monday night, Centralia police responded to the 300 block of North Maple, on a report of shots fired, and discovered a 30-year-old man had been shot dead. According to Centralia Police detective Captain Richard Densmore, Michael Keith Tolliver was pronounced dead at the scene last night of multiple...

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    Closings & Delays for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    by  • February 16, 2015 • Breaking News

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    Schools: Ashley Grade School — Closed BCMW all classes except full-day/full-year – Closed (staff should report if possible) Bethel Grade School – Closed Bluford Grade School – Closed Bond County C U School District 2 – Closed Brownstown C U School District 201 – Closed Carbondale Community High School – Closed Carbondale District #95...

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