• Find in trashcan results in Sandoval school lockdown

    by  • May 1, 2014

    The discovery of an empty box of shotgun shells resulted in the Sandoval Junior/Senior High School being placed on lockdown Wednesday. The empty box was reportedly found inside a trash can in the school, and school administrators then issued a “Code Red” warning for a potential active shooter. Ultimately, a school administrator noted the...

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    Accident results in I-64 closure near New Baden

    by  • April 30, 2014

    Traffic along Interstate 64 in Clinton County is being detoured, due to a serious tractor-trailer wreck that has closed down a westbound section of the interstate near New Baden Wednesday morning. According to reports, around 6 a.m the 18-wheeler slammed into the Billhartz Road overpass near mile marker 32. An ambulance responded to the...

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    Rauner promise: if elected governor, Murray stays open

    by  • April 26, 2014

    Following a Saturday afternoon tour of the Warren G. Murray Center, the republican candidate for Illinois governor gave his promise to the friends, family and loved ones of Murray residents that if he is elected, Murray will not be closed. Despite his democratic opponent’s repeated failure to visit the Centralia facility for the developmentally...

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    IEPA cleaning up Centralia trailer park

    by  • April 25, 2014

    Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett has announced the agency has started cleanup of an open dump site in Centralia. The cleanup at Woodlawn Mobile Home Park started Monday and weather permitting is expected to be completed next week. The agency will clean up approximately 400-500 bags of trash that have been dumped on the...

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    Ameren seeking $206 mill rate hike, CUB opposes move

    by  • April 25, 2014

    According to David Kolata, executive director for the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Ameren has filed a request for a $206.4 million rate hike to pay for upgrades to its power grid. “After an expensive winter, this is the last thing Ameren customers want to hear. That’s why CUB will analyze every penny of the...

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