• Filing to begin with Illinois elections board

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Candidates running in the March 18 primary are set to file candidacy paperwork next week. Candidates for state office will file nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections in Springfield. County candidates will file with county clerk’s offices that week as well. The filing period is open through Dec....

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    Marion Co. jury convicts man of making meth

    by  • November 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 28-year-old  Central City man was found guilty Tuesday of Class X felony participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine. It took a jury less than an hour to convict Joseph Lilly of the offense, after agreeing that in August police had gone to a mobile home  in Centralia to serve Li lly with an...

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    Illinois firearm hunting season opens Friday

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    The firearm deer hunting season in Illinois opens this Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, Nov. 24, and will conclude on Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8. The Illinois department of natural resources is stressing safety as the top priority for hunters going into the field this year. IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud said that...

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    Centralia extends weekend burn hours

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    Due to an abundance of leaves that have fallen in the past couple weeks, the City of Centralia has approved extended allowable burn hours. The next approved open burn dates will begin on Saturday November 23rd and continue till November 24th. The time has been revised to begin at 7 a.m. and continue till...

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    Quinn signs same-sex marriage into law

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. “We understand in our state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality. We want to have a new birth of freedom across America … and love is not...

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