• Quinn seeks to delay budget address

    by  • February 4, 2014

    A spokesman for Illinois House democrats says Gov. Pat Quinn wants to delay his budget address. Steve Brown is spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan. He says the democratic governor has asked to lay out his budget plan on March 26. That would be after the March 18 primary election, and it would require...

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    DCFS responds to unattended young children

    by  • February 4, 2014

    The Department of Children and Family Services was called out yesterday after Centralia police responded to a call of two young children wandering around outside unattended and under dressed. The report came in Monday before noon, and alerted police to two young children, a boy and a girl, one dressed only in a diaper,...

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    Wanted man considered “armed and dangerous”

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Police in Mt. Vernon are asking for help locating a man they say is armed and dangerous. Darrain Donell Bowdry, also known as “Ricco”, is wanted for aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon. Investigators say 28-year-old Bowdry,of Mt. Vernon, is wanted for a shooting Jan. 26 in...

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    KC to host winter cheer clinic

    by  • February 4, 2014

    CENTRALIA – The Kaskaskia College Cheerleaders will be hosting a Winter Cheerleading Clinic for area students on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All participants will also be asked to return to the KC gym to perform at half time of the women’s or men’s basketball game that afternoon. The camp...

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    Campaign pushes for increased care giver wages

    by  • February 3, 2014

    Nonprofit workers, union leaders and groups representing the developmentally disabled are making a push at the Illinois state capitol for higher caregiver wages. What supporters are calling the “care campaign” will deliver 10,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday. They’ll urge him to support legislation increasing wages for caregivers at community nonprofits supported...

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