• News

    Illinois auditor cites errors in Lottery reports

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News

    (AP) – Illinois’ auditor general says “material weaknesses” in the state Lottery’s internal financial controls have resulted in significant reporting errors. Auditor General William Holland says an audit prepared by the accounting firm KPMG found repeated errors in reports submitted by the state lottery to the Illinois comptroller’s office. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that...

    Read more →

    NRA lobbyist anticipates Quinn AV of concealed carry

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News

    According to National Rifle Association lobbyist Todd Vandermyde, Gov. Pat Quinn is poised to announce Tuesday an amendatory veto of the concealed carry measure legislators submitted to him in May. In a post on the Illinois Carry website, Vandermyde says Quinn will announce Tuesday at the Thompson Center, several changes to the bill including...

    Read more →

    State plans pesticide container recycling

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Agriculture is again offering farmers a free pesticide container recycling program this summer. Sites throughout the state will collect the containers starting in late July. The used containers will be ground into chips and turned into shipping pallets, fence posts and other products. Agriculture Director Bob Flider says more than...

    Read more →

    Salem Relay surpasses goal

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News

    The Salem Relay for Life topped its $85,000 goal this weekend, bringing in more than $87,000 by Saturday’s closing. The top team this year was North American Lighting Points of Light. The team raised $19,344. The Xi Eta Country Financial team was second and the Salem Township Hospital team was third. Katie’s Buddies team...

    Read more →

    Calumet Street project moving forward

    by  • July 1, 2013 • News

    According to the Centralia High School administration, improvements to Airport Road and Calumet Street will take 12 to 14 months and is scheduled to begin around September, with the actual paving work being completed next spring and summer. A left turn lane will be installed on Calumet Street into the high school’s middle entrance...

    Read more →