• Measure would save poison control

    by  • February 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The line about throwing your two cents in would have a literal meaning, if a bill introduced in Springfield succeeds in saving the Illinois Poison Center. There’s no funding commitment for the center after this fiscal year, which ends June 30. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) would change that...

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    Mt. Vernon police chief retiring Saturday

    by  • February 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Mendenall has announced his retirement from the Mt. Vernon Police Department to be effective Saturday February 5, 2014. Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley made an announcement through a press release on Monday, congratulating and thanking Mendenall “for his 31 years of dedicated service to the department and the...

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    Foot and vehicle chase leads Centralia man to jail

    by  • February 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 25-year-old Richview man was taken this weekend to the Marion County jail after leading Centralia police on both a vehicle and foot chase. Centralia police were initially called to the Knight’s Inn where Dustin Atteberry was allegedly in a domestic dispute with his sister. Atteberry allegedly fled in a vehicle and later crashed...

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