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    Bill would ban credit card fees

    by  • February 6, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A proposal before the state legislature could keep shoppers from having to pay more when using credit cards. The plan would prohibit Illinois retailers from adding an extra fee to purchases made with credit cards. This comes after a federal settlement gave businesses the go-ahead to charge up to four-percent extra on credit card...

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    KC holding king and queen elections

    by  • February 6, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Voting to crown a “Kaskaskia College king and queen” will take place this week on campus, and will close on Friday.  The winners will act as KC representatives at some area and college functions, including parades and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or more and “must agree to refrain from...

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    USPS to end Saturday mail delivery

    by  • February 6, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    This just in from the associated press, the U.S. Postal Service will stop Saturday mail delivery, but will continue its 6 day-a-week package delivery. The decision, says AP, was made as a cost savings measure that could mean saving about $2 billion annually. The change is expected to go into effect in august. The...

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    Inmates to move to medium security, following Menard attacks

    by  • February 6, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Following yesterday’s attack on two guards and the chaplain at Menard corrections, we have been informed the 15 inmates believed involved in the attack will be transferred out of the maximum security facility and into medium security facilities across the state. Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, an Okawville republican, says the recent events and the Department...

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    Area homes evacuated due to toxic spill

    by  • February 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Residents along a section of Interstate 64 in Washington County were evacuated from their homes Tuesday night, when just after 9:20 p.m. a tanker truck carrying toxic material was found to be leaking on the Interstate near the Centralia exit. Fire officials did not believe the material spilled to be extremely volatile, however they...

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