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    Illinois high school looks to arm administrators

    by  • January 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    School board members in a central Illinois town are thinking about arming and training a handful of administrators as auxiliary police officers so they can carry guns on campus. Washington police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said yesterday that training Washington Community High School administrators as officers is a way around Illinois’ law against carrying concealed...

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    New law could help area wineries

    by  • January 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    You probably have heard of craft brewers – the “little guys” of the beer industry who intentionally put out a small amount of beer, compared to the nationally known brewers. That movement Is applying to wine and spirits as well. A bill sponsored by Democrat State Rep. Frank Mautino of Spring Valley  has passed...

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    Murray Parents taking legal action

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Murray Parents Association President Rita Winkeler, following a lengthy teleconference with the association’s legal committee this weekend, the group has voted to pursue legal action to help stop or push back the closure date of the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia. Winkeler says there have been discussions between Friends for Murray...

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