• Medical pot program developing advisory board

    by  • August 26, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board. The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state. Board members will be appointed by...

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    Recently hired Centralia assistant city manager resigns

    by  • August 26, 2014

    CENTRALIA — With less than three months in office, Centralia’s recently hired assistant city manager has notified city hall of his resignation. City Manager Dan Ramey has confirmed that Paul “Mace” Carpenter informed him during a discussion Monday that he is resigning his position. Ramey further confirmed that Mayor Tom Ashby was in on...

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    Centralia prepares for 2015 consolidated election

    by  • August 25, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Even before ballots are cast in the midterm general election in November, the City of Centralia is preparing for its consolidated general election, which will be held in April 2015. In the April consolidated election, Centralia voters will select a mayor, two city council members for four-year terms, and one city council...

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    State opens cooling centers to help with heat

    by  • August 25, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Human Services has set up more than 100 cooling centers around the state as high heat and humidity linger. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said in a news release Monday that the centers are open in Department of Human Services offices. Their locations are available by calling the agency...

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