• 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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    Mt. Vernon PD investigating Friday morning shootings

    by  • August 22, 2014

    MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating report of two shootings that took place early Friday morning. Authorities responded at approximately 3:30 a.m. to the 4100 block of Willow Springs in Mt. Vernon after receiving a call reporting the sound of multiple gunshots near the apartment complex. While officers were checking...

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    Kaskaskia College holds LPN pinning

    by  • August 22, 2014

    7-30-14 LPN Pinning

    A pinning ceremony for new Licensed Practical Nursing graduates was held recently at Kaskaskia College’s Jane Knight Auditorium.
    Pictured are the students: 1st row – Jaekota Holmes, Salem; Taylor Cole, New Baden; Jannel Wood, Mulberry Grove; Samantha Harlan, Carlyle; Ashley Evans, Mulberry Grove; Cheryl Dobias, Carlyle; Amy Freimann, Highland. 2nd row – Sarah Kirgan, Ashley; Kathy Smith, Mulberry Grove; Emilee Hodge, Centralia; Amber Duncan, Centralia; Abigail Bryant, Salem; Katherine Reeves, Iuka. 3rd row – Heather Davis, Salem; Kim Kelly, Vandalia; Jennifer Hodge, Odin; Alison Klie, Richview. 4th row – Michele Donoho, Salem; Amber Hancock, Ashley; Kristin Sloan, Centralia; Heather Shelton, Beecher City; Kristen Queen, Centralia. 5th row – Jody Groff, Vandalia; Christine Taylor, Vandalia; Carol Wickman, Walnut Hill; Ashley Davis, Vandalia; and Jamie Thompson, Salem.

     

    Vandalia prison guard assaulted during power outage

    by  • August 21, 2014

    VANDALIA — A power outage Wedneday night at an Illinois prison resulted in a corrections officer being assaulted by an inmate. According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, power went out around 10:30 Wednesday night at Vandalia Correctional Center. Shaer says that when the outage occurred, some of the backup lights in...

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