• Sen. Kirk advocates missile strike on Syria

    by  • August 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. To launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians. The Quad City Times reports that Kirk made the comments Monday while visiting the Rock Island Arsenal. Kirk opposes extending “boots on the ground” U.S. Military...

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    Woman charged with taking copper from rental home

    by  • August 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old Centralia woman remains in the Marion County Jail, after she was arrested for allegedly stealing copper piping and causing other damage to her apartment when moving out. Amber Flippen has been charged in Marion County Court with felony theft, after the owner of the apartment reported to Centralia police several thousand dollars...

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    KC honors three with honorary certificates

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    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees has honored two adult education students and one volunteer tutor by announcing resolutions to award them with honorary adult education certificates. Students Emma Chapman and Bernice Husher of Centralia were recognized because of their strong desire to earn their GED credentials and their personal efforts in serving as...

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    Court sets arguments in Ill. concealed-carry case

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    A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledgling concealed-carry law. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association want the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene after failing to sway...

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    Madigan pension fix would save less than estimated

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    The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan earlier this year is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought. That’s because the Teachers Retirement System — one of Illinois’ five pension systems — says it made a mistake in its calculations. The change was outlined in a Monday...

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    Cover crop project aims to improve water quality and increase crop yields

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    Governor Pat Quinn has announced the start of a three-year demonstration project by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to encourage the planting of environmentally-beneficial cover crops. The initiative’s goal is to improve water quality in Illinois lakes and streams by reducing soil erosion and nutrient run-off from farm fields. Cover crops are plants seeded...

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