• Centralia man still sought after fleeing police

    by  • October 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A car and foot chase Wednesday has Centralia police looking for the 24-year-old man who was able to escape after jumping from his moving car. Officers initially tried to stop Richard E. “Ricky” Potter of Centralia because he was wanted on outstanding warrants. But instead of stopping, police say Potter fled, and when he...

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    SSM Healthcare preparing for layoffs

    by  • October 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SSM Health Care, a St. Louis-based nonprofit hospital system that has fallen under increasing financial pressure, is preparing to lay off a number of employees. SSM Health Car, which operates St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon, is making the announcement this week to employees. Spokeswoman Kristen Johnson...

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    Illinois congressmen arrested for civil disobedience

    by  • October 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Two Illinois congressmen are among those who were arrested for civil disobedience during an immigration rally in Washington. Democratic reps. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago and Jan Schakowsky of Evanston were arrested Tuesday afternoon. That’s according to their offices. The representatives are calling on congress, particularly republicans, to push immigration legislation forward. The senate has...

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    KC offering information about prior learning experience opportunities

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    Kaskaskia College will host an information session concerning prior learning experience opportunities at all education centers this fall. PLEO is an avenue for students seeking credit for life experiences, including military service, or formal education. Through this individualized process, KC faculty or instructional staff evaluate a prior learning portfolio, a written record of appropriate...

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