• DAR reports American flags stolen in Centralia

    by  • July 22, 2014

    CENTRALIA — The Prairie State Chapter of DAR, the City of Centralia and the Centralia Veterans Committee are reporting that 25 of their new American flags and poles are missing from the street poles in Centralia. According to Jerri George, member of the Daughters of the American Revoultion, all the flags are tagged in...

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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    by  • July 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have responded to a new argument that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted this week to a federal court considering his appeal. Friday’s filing counters defense claims that a recent Supreme Court decision bolsters the case for overturning the imprisoned Illinois Democrat’s corruption convictions. Blagojevich’s lawyers say an April ruling by...

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    Authorities investigating suspicious Mt. Vernon fires

    by  • July 18, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Authorities in Mt. Vernon are investigating two suspicious fires, with the Red Cross responding to help the victim of one incident. The first happened late Monday night in the 1700 block of south 15th street. Kevin Sargent, assistant chief of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, says a mobile home had significant...

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