• Bill would give tax credit for refurbishing abandoned state property

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    One state lawmaker wants to offer tax incentives to companies if they agree to take over abandoned state facilities. Lee Enterprises Newspapers’ Springfield bureau reports supporters of the legislation say it could help communities, while also keeping vacant facilities from turning into crumbling eyesores. The bill would let a private investor get an income...

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    Woman sentenced for kidnapping infant

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    A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to a decade in prison after admitting she threatened a mother with a knife, tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. WSIL-TV reports that 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna was sentenced after pleading guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery counts in Union County. The...

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    Proposed law would require schools to have epinephrine injectors on hand

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    Illinois’ two U.S. senators are congratulating themselves for passing a measure that encourages schools to supply the antidote for food allergies. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act gives money to states that require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors, in case students experience an anaphylactic reaction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...

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    Woman injured in weekend Centralia house fire

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    A Centralia woman suffered minor burns to her hands in a fire that caused minor damage to the kitchen of her home around noon Saturday. According to the Centralia City Fire Department, Jessica Velazquez of the 1100 block of North Maple Street was cooking and left the stove unattended. When she returned, the food...

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