• Robert retiring as warden from Centralia prison

    by  • December 3, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Corrections is losing another administrator to retirement at the end of the month. Brad J. “B.J.” Robert, warden of Centralia Correctional Center, submitted his notice Monday of intent to retire at the end of this month. Robert is a long-time member of the Clinton County Democratic Party and former owner...

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    Judge clears way for Detroit to file bankruptcy

    by  • December 3, 2013

    A judge says Detroit is eligible to fix its finances in bankruptcy court. The ruling Tuesday clears the way for the city to come up with a plan to shed $18 billion in debt. It comes four months after Detroit sought Chapter 9 protection in the largest public filing in U.S. history. Detroit must...

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    Lawmakers convening special session on pensions

    by  • December 3, 2013

    Illinois lawmakers returning Springfield are scrambling to digest details of a complex plan to solve the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. Some members, including House republicans, were given a draft of the 325-page bill Sunday night. A bipartisan pension reform committee meets Tuesday morning and both chambers are expected to consider the legislation later...

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    Wildcat Bowlers Have Rough Night In Mt Vernon

    by  • December 3, 2013

    MT VERNON – It was just one of those nights for the Salem Wildcat bowlers.  Traveling to Mt Vernon, the varsity boys dropped their match by 138 pins. The Lady Cats bowled well but lost by 24 pins.  Senior Abby Petty led the Lady Cats with a 578 Series. Travis Bowerman led the JV...

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