• Measure would save poison control

    by  • February 3, 2014

    The line about throwing your two cents in would have a literal meaning, if a bill introduced in Springfield succeeds in saving the Illinois Poison Center. There’s no funding commitment for the center after this fiscal year, which ends June 30. A bill sponsored by state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) would change that...

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    Mt. Vernon police chief retiring Saturday

    by  • February 3, 2014

    Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Mendenall has announced his retirement from the Mt. Vernon Police Department to be effective Saturday February 5, 2014. Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley made an announcement through a press release on Monday, congratulating and thanking Mendenall “for his 31 years of dedicated service to the department and the...

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    Infant dies despite police, EMS and hospital efforts

    by  • February 3, 2014

    A Georgia mother and her three children were traveling through Illinois Friday night, when they decided to make a stop at this busy gas station in Ina. At approximately 6:45 p.m., an Ina officer responded to Love’s for a report of a seven-week-old baby not breathing. The Ina officer was the first to arrive...

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    Foot and vehicle chase leads Centralia man to jail

    by  • February 3, 2014

    A 25-year-old Richview man was taken this weekend to the Marion County jail after leading Centralia police on both a vehicle and foot chase. Centralia police were initially called to the Knight’s Inn where Dustin Atteberry was allegedly in a domestic dispute with his sister. Atteberry allegedly fled in a vehicle and later crashed...

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    Gilster selling Centralia facility to Duncan Hines

    by  • January 30, 2014

    Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation, a leading private label food manufacturer,today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its Centralia, facility to Pinnacle Foods Inc., the owner of the Duncan Hines® cake mixes and frostings brand. The sale includes the building infrastructure, equipment and related assets. Gilster-Mary Lee Corp.’s Centralia facility exclusively...

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