• Centralia armed robbery suspect in custody

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Reports indicate Centralia police have taken a suspected armed robber into custody for questioning Monday afternoon. According to earlier reports, an armed robbery just before 9 p.m. Saturday night of the Casey’s General Store on the east side of Centralia had police looking for a suspect described as a shorter black male,...

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    Cavaletto steps away from campaign debate

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Things may be heating up in what has until now been an almost unheard of campaign, the race for State House District 107. According to a Sunday press release issued by democratic challenger Josh Berger of Centralia, republican incumbent Rep. John Cavaletto has cancelled a previously scheduled filmed debate. The debate, to...

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    Rauner donations cut across political spectrum

    by  • September 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner and his wife have given millions of dollars to causes on both ends of the political spectrum. Rauner is the GOP candidate for governor. His family’s foundation has given $19 million in the past 15 years to groups from the American Red Cross to the abortion-rights courtroom arm of...

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    I-57 lane closure throughout the week

    by  • September 29, 2014

    MT. VERNON — A lane closure will be in effect starting Tuesday and continuing throughout the week on southbound I-57 in Jefferson County. IDOT says the closure at mile post 90 will allow maintenance crews to repair the structure carrying the interstate over Dodds Creek. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site...

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