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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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    Couple charged with home repair fraud set to plea

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A Centralia couple charged in multiple cases with felony home repair fraud was due in Marion County Court, today for a bench trial, but have instead scheduled a possible plea agreement for Friday morning. The couple, 60-year-old Mark D. Timmons and his wife, 52-year-old Willella J. Timmons, reportedly owned a roofing business in Centralia...

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    Interstate reopened after toxic spill cleanup

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    After three days of being shut down, Interstate 57 near Kinmundy is back open, as a hazardous chemical leaking from an overturned tanker truck was finally cleaned up. The Thursday accident resulted in traffic being rerouted from about Farina to Kinmundy to Illinois Route 37. Illinois State Police say the overturned tanker was carrying...

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