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    March saw record setting cold

    by  • April 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials say March was firmly rooted in winter after last March’s record-setting warmth. The Illinois water survey said today that the average statewide temperature last month was 34.1 degrees. The weather-tracking agency says that’s seven degrees below the long-term average and more than 21 degrees colder than the record-setting figure a year ago....

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 4, 2013 • News

        April 5th, 2013 Warrant Arrest Clint Taylor, 18, of Centralia was arrested Friday night on the corner of Kell and Locust for an outstanding Marion County warrant. He was taken into custody by Centralia police and brought to the Marion County Jail  where bond was set and 10% of $10,000 and was...

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    One Man’s Fight Against Foreclosure in Carpentersville

    by  • April 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Tom Roeser is on a one-man mission to save Carpentersville, Ill., from falling into the fate of so many post-industrial Midwestern towns, where neighborhoods have become littered with vacant, foreclosed homes. Over the past several years, the 60-year-old president and co-owner of the town’s largest employer, a maker of switches and communications gear called...

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    Shooting reported at Fort Knox

    by  • April 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured. Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post’s human resources center. He was on his way back to...

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    Area libraries to receive grant funds

    by  • April 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded fiscal year 2013 Illinois public library per capita and equalization aid grants totaling $11.9 million to 611 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons. Per capita grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the...

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