• ISP completes investigation into CPD officer

    by  • April 9, 2014

    According to the City of Centralia’s new police chief, an investigation into one of his department’s officers has been handed over to the state’s attorney’s office. Police Chief Doug Krutsinger confirmed Tuesday that he had requested the Illinois State Police investigate an alleged incident involving one of his off duty officers. He says the...

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    School funding reform moves through Senate committee

    by  • April 8, 2014

    Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illinois legislature. The legislation is sponsored by democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill. It would streamline the state’s school funding formula by requiring districts to demonstrate need before receiving money. The...

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    MVPD investigating armed robbery

    by  • April 8, 2014

    The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating the Monday night armed robbery of a local discount store. Police are seeking information about the robbery that occurred around 9:20 Monday night at the Dollar General Store on South 10th Street. Police say they are seeking a white male in his early 40s, approximately 5-feet nine-inches...

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    Measure would help prosecution of synthetic drug crimes

    by  • April 8, 2014

    State Representative John Cavaletto has signed on as chief sponsor of a measure designed to help strengthen current laws addressing synthetic drugs in Illinois. The Salem republican says his district has seen a recent increase in arrests of users of synthetic cannabis and other synthetic drug products, and an associated increase in hospitalization of...

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