• Fiery crash in Centralia sends three to the hospital

    by  • March 31, 2014

    Two people had to be extricated from their vehicle Monday, following a fiery crash on South Poplar Street in Centralia. According to reports, an SUV driven by 20-year-old Chelsea Branch, of Centralia, collided with a UPS semi-truck driven by 36-year-old David Schaefer, of Bonnie. Details into what led to the collision are still not...

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    April spring cleaning planned in Salem

    by  • March 31, 2014

    Spring is definitely in the air and April is about spring cleaning in Salem, with multiple events scheduled throughout the month. Starting April 1, and running through April 5, is Neighbor to Neighbor. Keep Salem Beautiful volunteers will be working in the yard of an area resident. Then from April 7th, rough the 12,...

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    Centralia traffic stop results in two felony drug arrests

    by  • March 31, 2014

    Centralia police arrested two people Saturday night, after a traffic stop resulted in the alleged discovery of a controlled  substance. According to reports, 21-year-old Ricosha Young, of Centralia, was arrested after she was being walked away from the vehicle and reportedly dropped a baggie holding multiple other baggies that contained a substance that field...

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    McHaney to lead 4th circuit as new chief judge

    by  • March 31, 2014

    With the current Chief Judge of the Illinois Fourth Judicial District set to take his seat Tuesday on the Fifth Appellate Court bench, a new chief judge has been named. The Honorable Michael McHaney, of Salem, will take over the chief judge’s position in the Fourth Circuit as the Honorable S. Gene Schwarm takes...

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    Proposed budget plan coul re-open Murphysboro IYC

    by  • March 27, 2014

    The state’s shuttered juvenile prison in Murphysboro could be reopened as a special adult prison for drunk driving offenders under Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget proposal. The plan, which relies on the General Assembly making the 67 percent income tax increase permanent, could bring jobs to a southern Illinois facility that Quinn closed less than...

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